The manufacturer receives a 102 MW order for 34 V90-3.0 MW units for a wind-energy project in Tehachapi, Calif., owned by Brookfield Renewable Power and Coram California Development Management, LLC
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The contract includes delivery and commissioning along with a two-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2011 and commissioning is expected in late 2011.
Vestas’ blade factory in Windsor will manufacture all the blades for this project while the towers will be produced at Vestas’ factory in Pueblo.
“We look forward to working with Brookfield and Coram to bring cost-effective, predictable and clean wind energy to California,” said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas-American Wind Technology, Inc.
“The V90-3.0 MW is designed to operate in areas of medium-to-high winds, so it is the ideal turbine for this site.”
This project will provide direct and indirect economic benefits to Kern County with long-term jobs and property-tax revenues generated from the turbines.
“This high-quality wind-power project complements our strategy of expanding our renewable power presence in California,” said Kim Osmars, COO of Brookfield Renewable Power’s U.S. Operations. “This order represents an important project milestone, and completion of the facility is expected to bring Brookfield’s North American wind portfolio to more than 600 megawatts of installed capacity by the end of 2011.”
Brookfield recently began construction of the Granite Reliable Wind Project in New Hampshire, which is using 33 V90-3.0 MW turbines from Vestas.
Once this California project is finished, Vestas will have 1,255 MW of its industry-leading wind turbines throughout the state.
“Coram has been working on this development for several years and is proud to be working with Brookfield and Vestas to finally bring it to market,” said Brian O’Sullivan, President of CCDM. “We look forward to doing future projects with both Brookfield and Vestas.”