Monday September 23, 2013 0 commentsPORTLAND, Ore. - Vestas announced it has received an order for 60 MW in wind turbine equipment from affiliates of Broomfield-based Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) for wind-energy projects to be built in the U.S.
The RES order could eventually grow to up to 610 MW, Vestas said.
All of the parts for the wind turbines will be manufactured at Vestas' North American factories in Colorado.
Each RES project will use the V100-2.0 MW turbines, with deliveries expected in 2014 and 2015. The projects' names and locations are not yet available for disclosure, Vestas said.
"Transactions like this underscore the value delivered by the Production Tax Credit and the importance of extending it beyond its current expiration at the end of 2013," said Chris Brown, Vestas' president of sales and service in the U.S. and Canada.
"Our U.S. manufacturing facilities will produce blades, nacelles and towers for these projects, which will help keep our factory workers busy. Vestas has a strong partnership with RES Americas, and we appreciate their confidence in our products and services."
"We are very pleased to have finalized this agreement with Vestas," said Susan Reilly, RES Americas president and CEO. "This is a great example of how the start-of-construction language in the current Production Tax Credit for wind energy is generating increased spending and creating U.S. manufacturing jobs.
"This purchase, which we expect to increase as these projects move forward, would not have occurred but for the decision Congress made to qualify any project that starts this year."
Vestas previously worked with RES Americas to supply 139 V90-1.8 MW turbines for the Cedar Point wind-energy project near Limon, the first commercial-scale wind power plant in the state to use Vestas turbines made in Colorado.
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