Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for wind turbines for the 200 MW Courtenay Wind Farm project in North Dakota.
Announced last week, Vestas Wind Systems revealed that it had received a firm and unconditional order from Xcel Energy for the provision of 100 of the company’s V100-2.0 MW wind turbines for the Courtenay Wind Farm project in Stutsman County, North Dakota.
The order is simply the latest in a string of orders that Vestas has publicized over the past fortnight, which included a batch of seven orders that we wrote about last week, totaling 332 MW across five different countries around the world. Vestas interspersed its order announcements with the revelation that it had also been awarded a service agreement for the 102 MW Coram Wind Project in California, a move which it believes reflects “Vestas’ service business flexibility.”
As part of its latest agreement with Xcel Energy, Vestas will not only provide 100 of its V100-2.0 MW wind turbines — of which they have installed more than 3 GW worldwide — but Vestas will also commission the wind turbines, as well as provide a three-year service agreement for the project.
“Xcel Energy is a national leader in wind power,” said Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “We welcome them as a new Vestas customer and are confident our highly proven V100-2.0 MW turbine will ensure Xcel delivers clean, reliable power to their customers at a competitive cost.”
“We’ve been the nation’s No. 1 utility wind provider in the US for 11 consecutive years, and we are pleased to partner with Vestas,” said Kent Larson, Xcel Energy’s executive vice president and group president, Operations. “When complete, the Courtenay Wind Farm project will boast 100 Vestas turbines. This will generate enough electricity for about 105,000 homes, making use of North Dakota’s abundant renewable resource.”
Image Credit: Vestas V100-2.0 MW Turbine, via Vestas Wind Systems
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