Published On: Mon, Jun 18th, 2018

Vestas to supply 442MW wind turbines for Xcel Energy’s wind farms

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: Danish wind turbine manufacturer Wind Systems has revealed an order for 442MW of wind turbines from US utility , which will be installed for 12 different wind farms located across seven states.

Financial terms for the contract have not been disclosed.

The order is for V116-2.0MW and V110-2.0MW turbines and will help Xcel Energy in its plans to add 3.68GW of new wind power generation to its portfolio. The Minnesota-based electric services company will overall increase its wind generation capacity to over 10,000MW by the end of 2021.

As part of the contract, Vestas will supply and commission the wind turbines. The Danish wind turbine manufacturer has also signed a 10-year service agreement for the wind turbines which will be delivered starting from the fourth quarter of this year.

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Representative image of a wind farm project. Image courtesy of radnatt at

Commenting on the wind turbine order from Xcel Energy, Chris Brown – President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the US and , said: “We are pleased to expand our portfolio with Xcel Energy and supply the V116-2.0 MW, one of our most advanced turbines in the 2 MW platform, which will help Xcel Energy realize their vision to deliver low-cost wind energy to their customers.

“Wind energy is an incredible contributor to the economy, and the production, construction and operation of these turbines will generate hundreds of millions in economic benefit including considerable amounts of long-term, secure jobs”.

In the past, Vestas had supplied wind turbines for Xcel Energy’s 600MW Rush Creek wind project in Colorado, which is presently under construction.

Last week, the Danish wind turbine manufacturer also bagged an order to supply wind 212MW turbines from its V136-3.45 MW turbine range to Longroad Energy for its 238MW Rio Bravo wind project in . Turbine delivery for the Rio Bravo wind project from Vestas is scheduled to commence in the first quarter of 2019.

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