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Vestas secures 100MW wind turbine order in Michigan, US

CTBR Staff Writer Published 22 August 2016

Vestas has secured a firm and unconditional order to deliver 100MW of its turbines to a project in Michigan, the US.

The Danish wind turbine manufacturer will supply 29 of its V126-3.45 MW machines to Sempra U.S. Gas & Power.

The turbines will be deployed at the 100MW Apple Blossom wind project in Michigan.

Vestas will manufacture nacelles, blades, and towers at its Colorado factories.

The order also inlcudes a multi-year active output management 5000 service agreement, a full-scope service package to maximize uptime and performance and energy production. 

The turbines are expected to be delivered at the project site by third quarter of 2017, with installation and commissioning, anticipated to be completed in the fourth quarter of the same year.

Originally developed by Geronimo, the Apple Blossom project was acquired by Sempra in July of this year.

Vestas sales and service division in the US and Canada president Chris Brown said: “The turbines at Apple Blossom are another example of the increasing demand for our 3 MW platform in the US.

“The platform repeatedly proves its versatility across a variety of North American wind regimes and across the Midwestern wind belt, as our customers are benefitting from the five different rotor sizes, taller towers and different power modes."

With this order, Vestas says that it continues to expand its 3MW platform in North America.

The company says that after introducing the 3MW platform, more than 10GW have been installed world over, both offshore and onshore. Globally, Vestas has installed and serviced about 76GW of wind turbines in 75 countries.


Image: Vestas secures orders for 100MW wind project in Michigan, US. Photo: Courtesy of pakorn/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net.