Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, has landed an order for 65 V82-1.65 wind turbines for the US market. The 107 MW order was placed by the Wind Energy Unit of John Deere Credit, located in Des Moines, Iowa. Deere & Company is the world's leading manufacturer of agricultural and forestry equipment as well as a major supplier of construction equipment. Deere has entered the renewable energy area and focuses on development and investment in community-based wind energy.
Jens Søby, president of Vestas Americas says: "Vestas is pleased to become a supplier for a company whose name has been synonymous with quality for 169 years. We are encouraged that John Deere has identified wind energy as a growth opportunity and we look forward to a continuing relationship in the future."
Shipment of the turbines is scheduled to begin in December and all turbines are expected to be commissioned by the end of 2007. The news was reported by financial daily newspaper Børsen and on Vestas' website.
Vestas Wind Systems employs 10,600 people and has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Australia. In 2005, Vestas Wind Systems generated revenues of DKK 26.7 bn (USD 4.3 bn), and sold wind turbines with a total power of 3,185 MW worldwide.
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