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Vestas receives a record setting order for 190 wind turbines

A Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas announced today it has received a record setting order for what will become one of the largest wind power plants in the United States.

The order, placed by subsidiaries of Alta Wind Holdings, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Terra-Gen Power, LLC., is a 570 megawatt, or MW, order for 190 V90-3.0 MW turbines for Terra-Gen's Alta Wind Energy Center near Tehachapi, Calif.

Vestas' blades factory in Windsor will manufacture all of the blades for the order, and majority of the wind farm's towers will be manufactured at Vestas' new tower factory in Pueblo.

Aili Jokela, media representative for Vestas, said since the Pueblo facility is still ramping up productions, they will be using other suppliers in North America who make turbine towers to fill the order as needed. Jokela said the order will help ramp the Windsor facility up towards full capacity.

On July 21, Vestas officials announced it would be hiring an additional 850 workers for its Brighton and Windsor facilities. Jokela said of those new hires, 100 employees will be hired for the Windsor plant and some could help complete this order.

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A Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas announced today it has received a record setting order for what will become one of the largest wind power plants in the United States.

The order, placed by subsidiaries of Alta Wind Holdings, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Terra-Gen Power, LLC., is a 570 megawatt, or MW, order for 190 V90-3.0 MW turbines for Terra-Gen's Alta Wind Energy Center near Tehachapi, Calif.

Vestas' blades factory in Windsor will manufacture all of the blades for the order, and majority of the wind farm's towers will be manufactured at Vestas' new tower factory in Pueblo.

Aili Jokela, media representative for Vestas, said since the Pueblo facility is still ramping up productions, they will be using other suppliers in North America who make turbine towers to fill the order as needed. Jokela said the order will help ramp the Windsor facility up towards full capacity.

On July 21, Vestas officials announced it would be hiring an additional 850 workers for its Brighton and Windsor facilities. Jokela said of those new hires, 100 employees will be hired for the Windsor plant and some could help complete this order.

"The entire Vestas team looks forward to helping Terra-Gen bring this exceptional project to reality. When completed, it will be the largest wind farm we will have supplied turbines to in our 31-year history as well as the biggest in California," said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas, in a prepared statement. "Terra-Gen has selected an excellent turbine and service package. We will work closely with their financiers and customers to make this project successful."

The first 50 turbines will be completed by the end of the year and the remaining ones will be ready to go in the first half of 2011. The contract includes delivery and a five-year service and maintenance agreement.


Source: http://www.coloradoan.com/a...

JUL 21 2010
http://www.windaction.org/posts/27353-vestas-receives-a-record-setting-order-for-190-wind-turbines
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