Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has received a 100 MW order for 56 V80-1.80 MW wind turbines for the Smoky Hills project in Kansas, USA. The order was placed by the North American subsidiary of ENEL, Italy's largest power company. ENEL North America operates renewable energy plants in 16 US states and two Canadian provinces.
The order comprises supplying, installing and commissioning the wind turbines as well as a 5 year maintenance and service agreement. Jens Søby, president of Vestas Americas comments: "Vestas is delighted to secure another order with ENEL and we look forward to grow our relationship in North America. We view ENEL as one of the key utilities in the world and are encouraged by ENEL's growth strategy in the wind energy sector."
Vestas Wind Systems is the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer. The concern is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs 11,200 people worldwide. Vestas has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, China, India, Italy, UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Australia. In 2005, Vestas Wind Systems generated revenues of DKK 26.7 bn (USD 4.3 bn), and sold wind turbines with a total power of 3,185 MW worldwide. The news was reported by financial daily newspaper Børsen and in a Vestas press release.