Vestas to fill massive Texas order
By Andy Giegerich
Sustainable Business Oregon editor
Vestas Wind Systems turbines will soon hit the Texas landscape.
The Vestas Wind Systems company has landed a 400 megawatt order from Duke Energy Renewables.
The order is for two wind-energy projects in southern Texas. The projects, Los Vientos III and Los Vientos IV, will include 200 V110-2.0 MW turbines. Deliveries are set to begin in the first half of next year with commissioning expected in 2015 and 2016.
The deal 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, in a statement. “We won this deal in a very competitive process ... 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.
Overall, Vestas has secured 870 MW of orders in the United States and Canada in 2013 among four turbine types.
Vestas Americas' headquarters is in Portland.
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