Vestas receives 142 MW order for British Columbia, Canada
14:45 CET - 23 Jun. 2010
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Vestas has received an order from Capital Power Corporation for 44 V100-1.8 MW and 35 V90-1.8 MW wind turbines in British Columbia.
Vestas has received an order from Capital Power Corporation , via Capital Power L.P., the legal entity that holds Capital Power’s Ontario and British Columbia wind project assets, to supply and commission 44 V100-1.8 MW and 35 V90-1.8 MW wind turbines at Capital Power’s proposed Quality Wind Project in British Columbia.
The turbines will be delivered and commissioned in 2012. Capital Power will be responsible for the installation of the turbines and towers. The order also includes a 10-year service and maintenance agreement.
In addition to the 142 MW order, Capital Power Corporation has also placed an option for an additional 375 MW comprised of 58 V90-1.8 MW wind turbines for the 105 MW Port Dover and Nanticoke Wind Project in Ontario and 150 V90-1.8 MW turbines for the proposed 270 MW Kingsbridge II Project also located in Ontario. This option is contingent upon provincial environmental and regulatory approvals. Should all three projects be developed, Vestas would deliver a total of 287 turbines to Capital Power.
“Capital Power is one of North America's most respected, reliable and competitive power generators,” said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. “We applaud Capital Power for its forward-thinking approach and its growing stature within the Canadian wind market. We are proud to be their partner in this important effort.”
Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Capital Power has interests in 31 facilities in Canada and the US totalling approx 3,500 MW of generation capacity. Capital Power and its subsidiaries develop, acquire and optimize power generation from a wide range of energy sources.
As of 31 December 2009, Vestas had supplied more than 950 turbines to Canada.
The above order does not affect Vestas’ expectations for 2010, ref. company announcement No. 21/2010 of 28 April 2010.
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Vestas is the world leader in providing high-tech wind power systems. Beginning in 1979, Vestas has supplied more than 40,500 wind turbines globally. Vestas is investing approximately USD 1 billion in the USA including the establishment of its North American manufacturing base, which features a towers’ factory, a nacelles-assembly factory and two blades’ factories. Vestas Americas is the business unit responsible for the sales and service in the United States and Canada. Vestas supplied its first wind turbine to North America in 1981 and since has installed more than 11,000 turbines in the region.