Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured two separate orders totalling 502MW in the US.
The first is a 302MW order, placed by MidAmerican Energy, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy.
As per the order Vestas will supply 170 of its V110-2.0MW turbines for the Wind XI project in the states of Iowa. The order also includes a five-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
Vestas sales and service division president for the US and Canada Chris Brown said: “The historic Wind XI project will deliver clean, low-cost wind energy to MidAmerican Energy’s customers and communities while enhancing the reliability and resiliency of the grid.
“Hundreds of millions of dollars in economic benefits, including landowner lease payments, tax payments, and long-term secure jobs, will be generated to support the manufacturing, construction and operation of this project.”
The Wind XI project in the state of Iowa has several sites and is expected to come into service between 2017 and 2019.
The second is 200MW order, where in Vestas will supply 100 of its V110-2.0MW turbines. The order also includes a multi-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM-4000) service agreement, Vestas’ full-scope service package that can maximise uptime and power generation.
For the second order, the details about the company that placed the order and the value of the order have been disclosed.
Delivery of the second order is expected to take place in the first quarter of 2018 and could be commissioned in the fourth quarter of that year.
Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada president Chris Brown said: “Each turbine manufactured in this order will support 30 full-time jobs over its lifetime, all while delivering clean, low cost energy and millions in economic benefits to the host community and all the communities touched by Vestas’ manufacturing supply chain which spans all 50 states.”
Image: Vestas to supply 2MW turbines for orders totalling 502MW in the US. Photo: Courtesy of Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S.