|Vestas V90-3.0 MW wind turbines|
Vestas has entered into an agreement with TransAlta to supply and service 18 additional units of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine at the Kent Hills site near Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
Delivery and construction is expected in early 2010 and commissioning scheduled for completion in late 2010. The order includes a five-year service and maintenance agreement with Vestas.
The 18-turbine order is an expansion of the site that already includes 32 units of the V90-3.0 MW commissioned in 2008. Once completed, the total installed capacity of the 50 units will be 150 megawatts.
“The V90-3.0 MW turbine is currently the largest wind turbine in commercial operation in North America,” says Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. “We are excited to play an important role in the development of Canada’s wind-generating capacity. We look forward to continuing the long-term working relationship with TransAlta.”
Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, TransAlta is Canada’s largest publicly-traded provider of renewable energy.
Vestas Americas is the business unit responsible for the sales and service of Vestas wind turbines in the United States and Canada. Vestas supplied its first wind turbine to North America in 1981 and since has installed more than 11,000. Globally, Vestas has installed over 39,000 wind turbines since 1979. As of June 30, 2009, Vestas had supplied 828 turbines to Canadian wind power plants.
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