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Vestas Receives 178 MW Order For Kansas Wind Farm

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received its first order for Kansas, and will supply 178 MW to the Bloom Wind Project.

BloomWind2Vestas announced on Wednesday that North American power producer Capital Power Corporation had placed a firm and unconditional order for 54 of Vestas’ V117-3.3 MW wind turbines to be deployed at the 178 MW Bloom Wind Project being developed in Ford and Clark Counties, Kansas. Upon completion, the Bloom Wind Project will generate enough electricity to supply the equivalent of 67,000 Kansas households with clean energy each year.

Vestas will supply the turbines, as well as commission and fulfill a five-year service agreement for the wind farm. Commissioning is expected for the first and second quarter of 2017, with completion and operation expected by the third quarter of 2017.

“We are pleased to build on our long-standing relationship with Vestas and to expand our growing wind portfolio into Kansas,” said Brian Vaasjo, President and CEO of Capital Power.  “The Vestas turbines we have at other projects in North America have performed well in a variety of wind resource areas, and we expect this project to enjoy similar success.”

Vestas, which has now sold more than 14 GW of its 3.0 MW turbine platform around the world, made a point to highlight the platforms continued evolution and versatility.

“Our 3 MW turbine platform is proving its versatility across a variety of North American wind regimes, and we are starting to see much broader deployment across the mid-western wind belt,” said Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “This project will be the first V117-3.3 MW turbines Kansas, where the combination of a robust design, outstanding grid support, and a large rotor make this turbine an outstanding choice to minimize the cost of energy throughout the life of the project.  We’re very happy to add this latest agreement to our growing strategic relationship with Capital Power Corporation.”

 

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