Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 88 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines for a project in the state of Wisconsin, USA. The 145 MW order was placed by We Energies, the trade name of Wisconsin Electric Power Co. and Wisconsin Gas LLC, and also comprises a two year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery of the turbines will commence in Q4 this year.
Jens Søby, president of Vestas Americas says: "Vestas is delighted to secure this order with a leading Midwest utility. The Blue Sky Green Field project will be the largest wind power plant to date in Wisconsin. Vestas is pleased to continue its existing relationship with We Energies, originating from 1999 with the supply of We Energies' two Byron wind turbines." The 145 MW plant will generate enough electricity to power approx. 36,000 homes.
Vestas Wind Systems is the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer. The concern is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs over 12,000 people worldwide. Vestas has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, China, India, Italy, UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Australia, and will soon commence construction of a turbine blade factory in Colorado, USA. In 2006, Vestas Wind Systems generated revenues of DKK 28.7 bn (USD 5.1 bn). The news was reported in daily financial newspaper Børsen and on Vestas' website.