Alstom has announced its first major wind-turbine order in the US in more than a year, with the French industrial giant unveiling plans to supply Tri Global Energy’s 80MW Fiber Winds project in Texas.
Alstom stacked up big orders in Brazil, Mexico and Canada last year, orders in
the US proved elusive.
Energy, a Dallas-based wind developer with projects underway in Texas and New
Mexico, has not yet reached financial close for the Fiber Winds project, sited
near Lorenzo, in northwestern Texas.
Global has committed to buying 25 of Alstom’s Eco122 turbines – rated at 2.7MW
each and designed for low-wind sites – and an additional four of its Eco110
confirms that the turbine-supply agreement was secured on 30 December, meaning
that the project is eligible for the Production Tax Credit.
is expected to commence in mid-2014, with commercial operation slated for 2015.
to its ambitions for the onshore wind market – achieved most successfully in
Brazil to date – Alstom also intends to play a major role in the next phase of
Europe’s offshore wind roll-out with via its 6MW Haliade machine.
Alstom announced that Yves Rannou will replace Alfonso Faubel as senior vice
president in charge of the the wind division, effective 1 April.