Goldwind Americas has signed an agreement to supply 1,870MW of Goldwind permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) wind turbines for Viridis Eolia’s multi-phase wind power project in the US.

Planned to be built in Carbon County, Wyoming, the multi-phase wind project, known as Viridis Eolia Master Plan, will feature Goldwind’s 2.5MW and 3MW PMDD wind turbines.

Goldwind Americas CEO David Halligan said: “This conditional supply of Goldwind PMDD turbines, with industry-leading availability, demonstrates the high performance of our machines and our commitment to expansion throughout the Americas.”

Little Medicine Bow Wind will develop the initial standalone project of 32.5MW capacity. It is expected to enter service in 2017.

Additionally, the subsequent phased projects are planned to be commissioned in years 2018 through 2022.

Viridis CEO Juan Carlos Carpio Delfino said: “These projects will be one of the most important wind energy developments in North America, serving the Western U.S. energy markets, and will bring substantial economic support to the state of Wyoming for years to come.”

Goldwind said that the deal with Viridis marks another step in its five-year strategy to capitalize on the robust growth of the US wind market.

In addition to supplying PMDD wind turbines, Goldwind will provide long-term operations and maintenance services for the Viridis’ multi-phase wind project in Wyoming.