Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has gained an order for 182 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines for the US. The order was placed by BP Alternative Energy North America Inc, and comprises supply and commissioning of the turbines, with delivery commencing in Q3 2008.
Stephen Rammer, share analyst at Alm. Brand Henton says the order with BP is a great breakthrough for Vestas, and a seal of approval of the company and its technology.
It is the second time in a week that Vestas has won an order on the important US market. Last Friday the company announced that it had received an order for 41 V82-1.65 wind turbines for a project in Wisconsin. The order was placed by Wisconsin Power and Light Company, and comprises supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a two-year service and maintenance agreement.
Vestas Wind Systems is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. Vestas has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, China, India, Italy, UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Australia and is currently constructing a turbine blade factory in upstate Colorado, USA. In 2006, Vestas Wind Systems generated revenues of DKK 28.7 bn (USD 5.1 bn). The news was reported by financial daily newspaper Børsen and on Vestas' website.