Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has received an order for 55 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines for the USA. The turbines, which have a totalled installed capacity of 91 MW, will be delivered as the first phase of the Notrees Windpower project, located in the Ector and Winkler counties of Texas, Vestas writes in a press release.
The order was placed by Duke Energy, which has more than 1,000 MW of wind assets under development in the western and southwestern states, including Texas and Wyoming. Vestas will supply and commission the wind turbines as well as provide service and maintenance for three years. The turbines are scheduled for delivery in H2 2008 and commissioning is slated for completion by the end of 2008.
"We are very satisfied with Duke Energy's order, which increases the number of projects in Texas for which Vestas has supplied wind turbines," Jens Søby, President of Vestas Americas said in the press release. "Texas is currently the state with the most installed wind capacity, and Texas clearly demonstrates that wind power not only brings clean and renewable energy, but also economic activity and local jobs to a state or a society."
Vestas Wind Systems is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs over 13,500 people worldwide. The company has installed more than 33,500 wind turbines in 63 countries and five continents, and is installing a new turbine every five hours. Vestas has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, China, India, Italy, UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Australia and is constructing a turbine blade factory in Colorado, USA. In 2006, Vestas Wind Systems generated revenues of DKK 28.7 bn (USD 5.1 bn).