Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has gained an order for 48 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines for Canada. The order was placed by EarthFirst Canada Inc., a public Canadian company formed from the consolidation of the management expertise and wind power development pipeline assets of Creststreet, with those of Earth First Energy, a leading British Columbia wind developer.
The order comprises supply and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a 5 year service and maintenance agreement. The turbines will be installed at the 144 MW project at Dokie Ridge in the north-eastern part of British Columbia. Delivery will begin in H1 2008, with commissioning expected to be completed prior to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver to help maximize the use of clean, renewable energy.
Jens Søby, president of Vestas Americas says in a press release: “The Dokie Ridge project will be the largest V90-3.0 MW project in Canada to date and reflects the country’s growing investment in wind power. In 2006, Canada more than doubled its total installed capacity.”
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).