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Vestas Receives 200 MW Order for Wind-Energy Project in Kansas

published: 2011-05-19 14:14

Vestas has received a 200 MW order for 111 V90-1.8 MW turbines from Enel Green Power North America, Inc., for the Caney River wind-energy project in Elk County, Kan.

The contract includes delivery and commissioning along with a five-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2011 and commissioning is expected in late 2011.

“We look forward to working again with Enel on another project in Kansas,” said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas-American Wind Technology, Inc. “Enel is one of the world’s most experienced developers of wind-power projects, and they selected the ideal turbine for this project.”

Vestas’ Colorado-based factories will be involved in manufacturing the blades and towers, as well as nacelle and hub assembly, for the Caney River project, which will be the third-largest wind farm in Kansas. This project will provide direct and indirect economic benefits to Elk County in terms of long-term jobs and property-tax revenues generated from the turbines.

Vestas and Enel previously teamed up on the first phase of the Smoky Hills wind-energy project near Salina, Kan., which was completed in 2008 using 56 V80-1.8 MW turbines. Enel also purchased Vestas turbines for a 63 MW project near Snyder, Texas, which was also commissioned in 2008.

Vestas has 326 of its industry-leading wind turbines in Kansas at four sites throughout the state.

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