Vestas Secures 200 MW Wind Turbine Order In Minnesota

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Vestas has secured a deal to supply turbines to the 200 MW Odell wind project in Minnesota.

Odell Wind Farm LLC, a joint venture between Algonquin Power Co. (APUC) and a third party, placed the order. In September, APUC announced an agreement to acquire the Odell project from Geronimo Energy.

The Vestas order comprises supply and commissioning of 100 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines, as well as a 10-year service agreement. This deal adds to the relationship between the turbine maker and APUC: Previously, Vestas supplied V82-1.65 MW turbines to the St Leon project in Manitoba and the Red Lily project in Saskatchewan.

"We are excited to build yet another successful project with Algonquin, this time using our V110-2.0 MW turbine," says Chris Brown, president of Vestas' sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada.

"With today's order, we have announced almost 1,500 MW of orders in the U.S. and Canada for the V110 machine, which has rapidly become our flagship in the North American market and the industry standard for providing reliable energy at a competitive cost over its full operating life."

So far this year, Vestas notes, the company has received orders representing approximately 2 GW in the U.S.

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