Friday September 27, 2013 0 commentsPORTLAND, Ore. - Vestas announced it received a 400 MW order from Duke Energy Renewables for two wind-energy projects in Texas, its largest turbine order globally since 2010.
The 200 V110-2.0 MW turbines will be manufactured at Vestas' factories in Colorado.
The turbines will be installed at two locations in southern Texas with deliveries scheduled to begin in the first half of 2014, Vestas said.
"Continuing our partnership with Duke Energy, one of the largest utilities in the United States, is really important to Vestas," said Chris Brown, president of Vestas' sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada.
"These turbines will be able to power nearly 120,000 Texas households with clean, reliable electricity for decades. This order will keep our U.S. factories busy and create jobs for Vestas service technicians who ensure the turbines are producing the maximum amount of power."
"We're pleased to again be working with Vestas on projects that will bring affordable, renewable energy to Texas," said Greg Wolf, Duke Energy Renewables president.
Overall, Vestas has secured 870 MW of orders in the U.S. and Canada in 2013, the company said.