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Vestas wins 150MW wind turbine order in Texas, US

CTBR Staff Writer Published 26 June 2015

Denmark-based Vestas has won a contract to supply turbines for the Salt Fork wind power plant in Texas, US.

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The contract with EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) will see Vestas supply and commission 75 of its V100-2MW turbines for the project, located in the Texas Panhandle on about 16,700 acres in Donley and Gray counties.

The order, which includes a three-year service agreement, is the first under master supply agreement signed by Vestas and EDF RE in December 2014.

Vestas expects to install and commission the turbines in late 2016. The potential capacity of the master agreement is about 1GW.

Vestas sales and service division president in the US and Canada Chris Brown said: "After closing the books last December on a master agreement that totaled almost 1,100 MW of capacity, we are very happy to kick off our next gigawatt-scale master agreement with EDF RE.

"Our workhorse 2 MW platform combines a long, dependable track record with competitive economic performance. We're pleased that EDF RE has selected it for this project."

EDF RE recently acquired the Salt Fork project, which will have about 200MW of capacity, from Cielo Wind Power.

Garland Power & Light has agreed to buy 150MW of energy generated from the project under a long-term contract.

EDF Renewable Energy entered the Texas market in late 2011 and commissioned 872MW of wind capacity.

The Salt Fork project increases EDF's Texas portfolio to 1.2GW operating, under construction or in development.


Image: The Salt Fork wind power plant in Texas is expected to achieve commercial operation by the end of 2016. Photo: courtesy of pakorn/FreeDigitalPhotos.net.