Vestas has received an order for 212 MW of V136-3.45 MW turbines, delivered in 3.6 MW power-optimized mode, from Longroad Energy for the Rio Bravo wind project in Texas.
Including previously purchased 4 MW components qualifying for the production tax credit, the Rio Bravo wind project will total 238 MW upon completion. The order includes supply and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 service agreement.
Longroad Energy acquired the Rio Bravo wind project from Steelhead Americas, Vestas’ development arm with the purpose of developing or co-developing wind projects in North America.
“We value our long-standing relationship with Vestas and are pleased to have worked with them to bring Rio to the finish line,” comments Paul Gaynor, CEO of Longroad Energy.
Turbine delivery is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2019.
“We are pleased to partner with Longroad on the Rio Bravo project and expand our 4 MW platform in Texas,” notes Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada.