Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 36 V110-2.0 MW turbines to power the Marshall Wind Farm in Marshall County, Kansas.
The order was placed by RPM Access LLC, an independent developer, owner and operator of wind farms in the Midwest. The project’s scope includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 20-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement designed to maximize energy production.
The announcement marks the first turbine supply contract between Vestas and RPM Access.
”RPM Access is very pleased to purchase such high quality turbines that are manufactured in the United States,” says Felix Friedman, Vice President of Development. “The Vestas V110-2.0 MW wind turbine generators on 95 meter towers provide RPMA an optimal match to the wind conditions at the northeast Kansas site. Together with Vestas’ long-term service agreement and our strong local partnerships, we are looking forward to realising the full potential of the Marshall Wind Farm.”
“We are delighted to embark on this long-term partnership with RPM Access,” says Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “In addition to increasing the amount of clean and affordable energy available to the people of Kansas and Missouri, the 20-year service agreement ensures RPM Access will receive unparalleled service and optimal energy production from their turbines and that these communities will benefit from a steady source of quality jobs.”Installation and commissioning of the wind turbines is expected in the first half of 2016.
Vestas sold its first wind turbines in the United States in 1980, and established its North America subsidiary the following year. As of the end of 2014, Vestas had installed 12,602 MW in the USA. In 2014, Vestas announced 2.2 GW of orders for delivery in the USA and has entered into master supply agreements or similar constructs with a potential of up to approx 3 GW. Approximately 4,800 US employees work in our four Colorado factories, in our sales and service headquarters in Portland, Oregon, and at close to 200 wind sites currently under service contract with Vestas.