Vestas nets 99 MW order for Texas wind energy project

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Portland, Ore., October 13, 2011 – Vestas has received a 99 MW order from E.ON Climate & Renewables North America for 55 V100-1.8 MW turbines for the Anacacho wind energy project near Uvalde, Texas.

The contract includes delivery and commissioning along with a five-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2012, and commissioning is expected in late 2012.

The Anacacho contract includes Vestas‘ Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 maintenance program. The AOM 4000 program guarantees turbine availability and includes all planned and unplanned maintenance services. AOM 4000 also includes continuous remote monitoring and surveillance of the project via the VestasOnline SCADA system.

The Anacacho wind power plant will provide enough electricity to power 30,000 Texas homes. Texas has the most installed wind power in the U.S. and receives nearly 8 percent of its electricity from wind turbines, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.

Vestas’ three manufacturing facilities in Colorado will build all the blades, nacelles and towers for this project.

This order marks Vestas’ eighth North American deal announced in 2011, totaling 1,140 MW.

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