Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 100 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines corresponding to 200 MW. The order was placed by Odell Wind Farm LLC, a joint venture between Algonquin Power Co. and a third party.
The order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement. AOM 5000 includes an energy-based availability guarantee ensuring that turbines are operational when the wind is blowing.
Today’s announcement adds to the relationship between Vestas and Algonquin. Previously, Vestas supplied V82-1.65 MW turbines to the St Leon project in Manitoba and the Red Lily project in Saskatchewan.
“We are excited to build yet another successful project with Algonquin, this time using our V110-2.0 MW turbine,” says Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “With today’s order, we have announced almost 1,500 MW of orders in the US and Canada for the V110 machine, which has rapidly become our flagship in the North American market, and the industry standard for providing reliable energy at a competitive cost over its full operating life.”
In 2014 to date, Vestas has received orders representing approximately 2.0 GW in the USA. Since the beginning of 2013, Vestas has also entered into master supply agreements with various customers in that market totalling approximately 3.3 GW, under which approximately 2.3 GW of capacity has been utilized.
Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 19,300 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 64 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.