Vestas gets 220MW US order

Vestas has received a 220MW order for another 110 of its V100-2.0MW turbines from EDF Renewable Energy for two wind power projects in the US.

The order is a call off a master supply agreement announced in September for multiple projects in the US, the potential of which has now been increased from 750MW to 1.174GW, the company says.

Both projects, Hereford 1 and Longhorn North, are located in the Texas Panhandle.

Vestas in September had already announced an 80MW order for Longhorn North.

Deliveries and commissioning for both projects are expected in the second half of 2014.

Texas is "one of the strongest wind-power markets in the world, and where we have already supplied turbines to nine major wind power plants in the state,” says Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada.

"This order also will help to create more American jobs at our blade, tower and nacelle factories in Colorado.”

The company on Wednesday had already said that it will add more staff to its Colorado blades, nacelles and tower manufacturing units in order to meet demand for its massive new US orders.

Vestas expects to add hundreds of production workers in the first half of 2014 in Windsor and Brighton.

The two projects announced today come with a service agreement for at least three years.