Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a contract from Southern Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, to supply 43 V126-3.45 MW turbines for the Cactus Flats project in Texas, US.

The deal also includes a service contract for 20 years for the project, to increase uptime and energy production.

Vestas will start delivering the turbines in 2017, while the commissioning of turbines is expected to take place in 2018. 

Vestas president Chris Brown said: “This order further expands our 4 MW footprint in North America, reaffirming both the versatility and proven ability of our platforms to deliver low-cost, reliable wind energy.”

Texas has over 20000MW of installed capacity and employs over 22000 people in wind energy space.

In July 2017, Vestas received a $529m order form Flat Top Wind I, a subsidiary of Alterra Power, to supply wind turbines for the 200MW wind farm to be located in central Texas, US.

Vestas stated that could be supplying its 2MW turbines for the wind farm. It also claims that its 2MW turbine platform has become popular across the world, with more than 35GW of turbines being installed in 45 countries across six continents.

Along with the turbine supply, Vestas will also provide a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service, which is a full-scope service package that can maximise uptime and electricity generation.

Vestas, with over 22000 employees, has installed over 83GW of wind turbines across 75 countries.