Vestas wins Nova Scotia order

Vestas has received a 24MW order for 12 V100 wind turbines from new customer juwi Wind Canada for four projects in the province of Nova Scotia.

Deliveries for the Truro Heights, Millbrook, Whynotts and Chebucto Pockwock projects are expected to occur in mid-2014 with commissioning in the second half of next year. The hubs and nacelles will be assembled in Colorado, while blades and towers will come from the company’s European factories.

“We have already delivered turbines this year to eight different projects in Canada to help solidify our number one position in the country. We look forward to doing more in 2014 with juwi Wind and other customers,” says Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in North America.

The projects will have five-year service agreements using Active Output Management 5000. This is an energy-based availability guarantee that ensures the turbines are operational when the wind is blowing.

This service option includes the VestasOnline® surveillance system that remotely controls and monitors the turbines and predicts potential wear-and-tear issues. This allows Vestas to plan maintenance so the turbines operate with the minimum amount of lost production.

With the V100, Vestas is delivering a flexible and well-tuned product for the community fixed feed-in tariff market in Nova Scotia,” says Michael Rucker, president of juwi Wind Canada.

This year, Vestas has received over 900MW of orders in the United States and Canada among four turbine types.