Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has received an order for 109 V82-1.65 MW wind turbines for the US estimated to be worth approx. DKK 1.4bn (USD 280m), writes financial daily newspaper Børsen. The order was placed by the North American division of E.ON Climate & Renewables, a global developer, owner and operator of renewable energy projects.
"With this order, we are expanding Vestas' existing collaboration with E.ON in Europe," Jens Søby, president of Vestas Americas said in a press release. "We are very pleased that we are now continuing this working relationship in the US. In 2007, the US was the world's largest annual market for wind power and this order supports our positive expectations of the future development of the country's great wind resources."
E.ON Climate & Renewables operates a wind portfolio of more than 1,100 MW and is developing wind power projects with a total capacity of more than 3,000 MW.
Declan Flanagan, CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables in North America said: "We are very pleased to be collaborating with Vestas on this project. The V82-1.65 turbine has a strong track record and is a good addition to our portfolio."
The order comprises supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a five-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery of the turbines is scheduled to begin by the end of 2008 and will continue to Q1 2009. Commissioning is slated for completion in mid-2009.
Vestas Wind Systems is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs over 13,500 people worldwide. The company has installed more than 35,000 wind turbines in 63 countries on five continents, and is installing a new turbine every four 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.