Vestas’ Colorado factories win Texas turbine order

Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ (OMX: VWS) Colorado factories will fill the wind-power company’s largest order in three years with a sale of 200 V110-2.0 megawatt turbines to Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK).

Vestas received a 400-megawatt order from Duke Energy for two wind farms in southern Texas. Vestas will begin deliveries for the wind farms during the first half of 2014 and will commission the projects in 2015 and 2016.

Vestas’ factories in Colorado will manufacture turbine components in a project that is Vestas’ largest order since 2010. Vestas operates two factories in Brighton, one in Windsor and another one in Pueblo.

“Continuing our partnership with Duke Energy, one of the largest utilities in the United States, is really important to Vestas,´ said Chris Brown, Vestas president of sales and service in the United States and Canada, in a statement. “We won this deal in a very competitive process.”

The turbines will provide electricity to nearly 120,000 Texas households, he said.

The new V110-2.0 megawatt turbine is a more powerful variant of the company’s V100-1.8 megawatt turbine.

In 2009, Vestas supplied Duke Energy with 55 turbines for a wind farm in west Texas.

“We’re pleased to again be working with Vestas on projects that will bring affordable, renewable energy to Texas,” Duke Energy President Greg Wolf said in the statement.

Vestas has secured 870 megawatts of turbine orders in the United States and Canada this year.


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