RES Americas orders wind gear from Vestas
Last Updated: 15:47 September 23, 2013
Vestas (OMX: VWS) ultimately could supply Broomfield-based RES Americas with as many as 610 megawatts in equipment, Vestas said Sept. 20.
Each project will use Vestas' V100-2.0 megawatts turbine. Vestas expects project deliveries and commissioning to occur in 2014 and 2015. Vestas did not disclose locations of the projects.
Vestas employs more than 1,000 factory workers in Colorado, including at a blade plant in Windsor.
"Transactions like this underscore the value delivered by the Production Tax Credit and the importance of extending it beyond its current expiration at the end of 2013," said Chris Brown, president of Vestas' sales and service division in the United States and Canada. "Our U.S. manufacturing facilities will produce blades, nacelles and towers for these projects which will help keep our factory workers busy. Vestas has a strong partnership with RES Americas and we appreciate their confidence in our products and services."
Vestas previously worked with RES to supply 139 V90-1.8 megawatt turbines for the Cedar Point wind-energy project near Limon. The project started operating in 2011 and was the first commercial-scale wind power plant in Colorado to use Vestas turbines made in Colorado. In the past year, it has achieved more than 98 percent availability.
RES Americas, which has been active in North America since 1997, has a renewable energy construction portfolio of more than 6,500 megawatts. Its parent company, RES Ltd., is headquartered in the United Kingdom and was founded in 1982.
The RES Group of companies has built more than 100 wind projects with a total capacity of more than 8,000 megawatts worldwide.
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