Vestas has received a 400MW order from Duke Energy Renewables for two wind energy projects in Texas. The projects–Los Vientos III and Los Vientos IV–will include a total of 200 V110-2.0MW turbines, to be installed in southern Texas. Deliveries for Los Vientos III and IV are scheduled to begin in the first half of 2014, with commissioning expected in 2015 and 2016.
It is Vestas’ largest turbine order globally since 2010.
“Continuing our partnership with Duke Energy, one of the largest utilities in the United States, is really important to Vestas,” said Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “We won this deal in a very competitive process and thank Duke for its faith in Vestas to deliver high quality services and products such as our new V110-2.0MW turbine. These turbines will be able to power nearly 120,000 Texas households with clean, reliable electricity for decades. This order also will keep our U.S. factories busy and create jobs for Vestas service technicians who ensure the turbines are producing the maximum amount of power.”
Vestas’ factories in Colorado will manufacture blades, nacelles and towers for these projects. Once Los Vientos IV is finished, it will be the 10th major wind-energy project in Texas to use Vestas turbines.