Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has gained an order for delivery of 78 V80-1.8 MW wind turbines to the US. The order, estimated to be worth around DKK 1 bn (USD 17 m), was placed by PacifiCorp, one of western USA's leading electric utility companies serving more than 1.6 million customers in six states. The wind turbines will be delivered in Q1 2007 for the Marengo project in Washington state.
Jens Søby, president of Vestas Americas A/S says: "Vestas is pleased to become a supplier for another major utility company in the United States. We are encouraged by PacifiCorp's active pursuit of renewable resources as an economically and environmentally beneficial component of its generation portfolio." The news was reported by financial daily newspaper Børsen and on the Vestas website.
Vestas Wind Systems is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs 11,000 people worldwide. The concern has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, China, 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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