Vestas up-to 718MW First Wind deal

Danish turbine group Vestas scored again in the US with a 150MW order from First Wind, with the potential for an additional 568MW.

Vestas will supply 75 V110-2.0 MW turbines to First Wind’s Route 66 project near Amarillo, Texas.

Deliveries are expected in early 2015 with commissioning in mid-2015.

Vestas said the order is part of a “master supply agreement” that could see it supply up to 568MW for multiple projects.

Turbines supplied to First Wind under the agreement come with a 10-year service agreement.

Vestas said it is hiring more staff at its three Colorado plants to  meet a spate of demand in the US, and expects "to add hundreds of production workers in the first half of 2014", mostly at its two blade factories.

In recent weeks the manufacturer has unveiled significant US orders from the likes of Enel Green Power and EDF.

Vestas said its 2013 announced order intake now stands at 5.03GW.