Alstom wins €200m contract for Whitelee wind farm extension

Alstom has won a €200m ($255m) contract to supply 217MW in turbines for the extension of Iberdrola Renovables’ Whitelee onshore wind farm in Scotland.

The order is for 69 ECO100, 3MW turbines and six ECO 74, 1.67MW turbines, to be commissioned in May 2012. The contract represents a breakthrough in the UK market for French-owned Alstom.

The turbines for the first phase of Whitelee, which is currently Europe’s largest onshore wind farm with 322MW of capacity, were supplied by Siemens.

“This order represents a major technological milestone,” says Alfonso Faubel, vice president of Alstom Wind.