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Vestas receives order to supply turbines for 200MW Flat Top wind farm in US

Published 24 July 2017

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order to supply wind turbines for the 200MW wind farm to be located in central Texas, US.

The order was placed by Flat Top Wind I, a subsidiary of Alterra Power. Recently, Alterra closed financing amounting to $529m for the project.

The financial closing included both debt and equity commitments from Citibank’s associates and BlackRock Real Assets, respectively.

While the details about the exact make and model are not available, Vestas stated that could be supplying its 2MW turbines for the wind farm.

It also claims that its 2MW turbine platform has become popular across the world, with more than 35GW of turbines being installed in 45 countries across six continents.

Along with the turbine supply, Vestas will also provide a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service, which is a full-scope service package that can maximise uptime and electricity generation.

Vestas expects to start delivering the turbines, which will be manufactured at its Colorado factories, in the fourth quarter of this year. The commissioning of the turbines could take place in the first quarter of 2018.

Vestas United States and Canada sales and service division President Chris Brown said: “With Flat Top Wind I, LLC’s order and the transaction above, we are honored to partner with Alterra Power Corp. on our inaugural U.S. project together.

“Over the course of its lifetime, a single turbine creates 30 jobs, and with the Flat Top project we will once more demonstrate the economic benefits that wind energy delivers to both the local and state communities.”

The US state of Texas, according to Vestas has more than 20GW of installed wind capacity, providing 22,000 wind jobs.  


Image: Vestas to supply wind turbines for Flat Top wind farm in Texas, US. Photo: Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S.