Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order from Flat Top Wind I LLC, an indirect subsidiary of Alterra Power Corp., for the 200 MW Flat Top wind project in central Texas.
The order, the company’s first with Vestas in the U.S., includes supply and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement, a full-scope service package designed to maximize uptime and energy production.
Delivery of the 100 V110-2.0 MW turbines is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year, and commissioning is planned for the first quarter of 2018. Turbine components will be manufactured at Vestas’ Colorado factories.
“With Flat Top Wind I LLC’s order and the transaction above, we are honored to partner with Alterra Power Corp. on our inaugural U.S. project together,” states Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada. “Over the course of its lifetime, a single turbine creates 30 jobs, and with the Flat Top project, we will once more demonstrate the economic benefits that wind energy delivers to both the local and state communities.”
Alterra announced on Thursday that it had completed financing and partnerships for the Flat Top project.