Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the U.S. for 60 MW of V110-2.0 MW turbines for an undisclosed project. The project, which includes previously purchased PTC components, has a total size of 66 MW and consists of 30 turbines. The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a multi-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement, a full-scope service package designed to maximize uptime and energy production. Delivery is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2017, with commissioning planned for the fourth quarter.
“Each turbine manufactured in this order will support 30 full-time jobs over its lifetime,” said Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “These turbines will be produced at our Colorado factories, generating economic benefits across a diverse and domestic American supply chain and supporting long-term jobs in Colorado and the project community.”
MidAmerican Energy Company
With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement in June, Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from MidAmerican Energy Company, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for 170 V110-2.0 MW turbines for the Wind XI project. The order includes previously purchased PTC-qualifying components.
The turbines will be manufactured at Vestas’ Colorado factories and delivered in the second quarter 2018. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a five-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement, Vestas’ full-scope service package maximizing uptime and energy production.
“The historic Wind XI project will deliver clean, low-cost wind energy to MidAmerican Energy’s customers and communities while enhancing the reliability and resiliency of the grid. Hundreds of millions of dollars in economic benefits, including landowner lease payments, tax payments, and long-term secure jobs, will be generated to support the manufacturing, construction and operation of this project,” Brown said.
MidAmerican Energy is the largest regulated utility owner of wind energy in the U.S. When fully operational, the Wind XI project will ensure the utility generates 85 percent of its retail energy load from wind. The Wind XI project consists of multiple sites in Iowa that will be placed into service between 2017 and 2019. Potential future order intake under overall agreement linked to the Wind XI project is expected to occur as partial deliveries under the master agreement, and will be announced firm and unconditional consistent with Vestas’ order announcement policy.
Copenhagen Wind Project
EDF Renewable Energy orders V110-2.0 MW turbines for the Copenhagen Wind Project in upstate New York.
The firm and unconditional order comprises supply of the wind turbines as well as a 10-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement, a full-scope service package to maximize uptime and performance, and energy production. The project, which includes previously purchased PTC components, has a size of 80 MW and consists of 40 turbines. Turbine nacelles, blades, and towers will be produced at Vestas’ Colorado factories with delivery expected to begin in the third quarter of 2018.
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