Published on September 26th, 2013 | by Anneli Hidalgo0
Vestas wins 400MW US order
Danish Vestas receives a 400 MW order from Duke Energy Renewables for two wind-energy projects in Texas, making it the company’s largest order globally since 2010.
The two wind projects, named Los Vientos III and Los Vientos IV, will include 200 V110-2.0 MW turbines combined that will be installed in southern Texas. Deliveries for Los Vientos III and IV are scheduled to begin in the first half of next year with commissioning expected in 2015 and 2016. 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, according to a company press release.
“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 V110-2.0 MW 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,” commented Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada.