Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has landed an order for 76 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines for the Biglow Canyon Phase I project in the state of Oregon. The order was placed by Portland General Electric, a fully integrated power supply company serving 791,000 customers in Oregon. The wind turbines will be delivered during 2007. The order also includes a four year service and maintenance agreement.
Jens Søby, president of Vestas Americas says: "Vestas is encouraged by the continuing growth of wind power in the US Pacific Northwest, and the order with Portland General Electric is a further strengthening of Vestas' activities in the region. We are pleased to be the supplier to Portland General Electric for this wind power project, and we look forward to a long-term collaboration with this important customer."
Vestas Wind Systems is the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer. The concern is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs 11,200 people worldwide. Vestas 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. The news was reported by financial daily newspaper Børsen and on Vestas' website.