Vestas Receives Order For Solano III Wind Project

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Vestas has received a 128 MW order for 24 V90-3.0 MW and 31 V90-1.8 MW turbines from Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) for the Solano III project near Rio Vista, Calif.

The contract includes delivery and commissioning along with up to a 15-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2011, and commissioning expected in early 2012.

Vestas' manufacturing operations in Colorado will produce the main components for this order. All blades for the Solano III project will be produced at Vestas' blade factory in Windsor, tower sections will be manufactured at the factory in Pueblo, nacelles for the V90-1.8 MW turbines will be assembled at the factory in Brighton, and the V90-3.0 MW nacelles will be assembled in Denmark.

Previously, Vestas supplied SMUD 23 V47-660 kW turbines for Solano I in 2005 and 29 V90-3.0 MW turbines for Solano II in 2007.

SOURCE: Vestas

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