Vestas inks 350MW US order
Vestas has received a firm order to supply wind turbines with a capacity of 350MW to Enel Green Power North America, with the potential for up to 636MW more to follow.
Thanks to the massive order intake, Vestas is hiring more staff for its Colorado manufacturing sites.
The Danish wind turbine manufacturer will deliver 75 of its V100-2.0 MW turbines for the 150MW Origin wind farm in Oklahoma.
The other element of the 350MW firm order from EGP-NA is a 200MW delivery of 2MW machines to an as-yet-undisclosed project.
In addition, the two parties have agreed a conditional deal that could see another up-to 636MW worth of 2MW turbines supplied to EGP-NA in 2014 and 2015.
Deliveries for Origin are expected for mid-2014, with commissioning by the end of that year.
Vestas' factories in Colorado will be involved in manufacturing blades, nacelles and towers for the 350MW order.
To meet customer demand, Vestas is adding more workers at three of its Colorado factories – the blade factory in Windsor as well as the blade and nacelle factories in Brighton.
The company is recruiting now and expects to add hundreds of production workers in the first half of 2014 in Windsor and Brighton, primarily at the two blade factories.
The 350MW order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a service agreement.
Vestas says that this year to date its order intake is 4.49GW.