Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has received a second US order within a week, this time for 39 V80-1.8 MW wind turbines for the second phase of the Marengo project in Washington state. The order, which was placed by PacifiCorp, one of the West’s leading utilities, includes a four year maintenance and service agreement. The wind turbines are scheduled for delivery in Q1 2008.
Jens Søby, president of Vestas Americas says: "Vestas is delighted that PacifiCorp has again chosen Vestas as a key supplier for its continued production capacity expansion in wind energy." The first phase of the Marengo project was purchased by PacifiCorp in October 2006 and is scheduled for commercial operation in August 2007. Construction for the second phase of the project is planned to start in spring 2008.
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 by financial daily newspaper Børsen and on Vestas' website.