Montreal-based AAER Inc., an original equipment manufacturer of wind turbines, has shipped the first turbine constructed at its facility in Bromont, Quebec. The 1.5 MW A-1500 turbine was sent to the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Base in Barstow, Calif.
‘This is the first of four turbines that will be delivered to customers in the United States in early 2009, as we begin large-scale turbine production at our Bromont, Quebec, facility,’ says Dave Gagnon, president and CEO of AAER. ‘We expect to build and enhance our international profile by delivering additional turbines to customers in the U.S., Canada and Europe throughout 2009, as we continue to increase our production capacity.’
AAER also signed a warranty, maintenance and service agreement (WMSA) with ACCO Engineering Services for the implementation of the project. The WMSA will be assigned to the Marine Corps Logistics Base after commissioning. The A-1500 wind turbine will supply a portion of the energy used by the base facilities and will be commissioned in the coming weeks, dependent upon suitable local weather conditions.
SOURCE: AAER Inc.