Vestas secures deal with Xcel for 100 turbines for Courtenay wind project

Vestas Wind Systems A/S said Sept. 11 that it has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 100 of its V100-2.0 MW wind turbines to power the Courtenay project in Stutsman County, North Dakota.

The order, placed by Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL), includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a three-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service agreement, which delivers full-scope service to maximize turbine availability. Installation and commissioning of the turbines is expected in 2016, Vestas noted. The Courtenay project was originally developed by Minnesota-based Geronimo Energy, and purchased by Xcel Energy in April 2015.

“We’ve been the nation’s No. 1 utility wind provider in the U.S. for 11 consecutive years, and we are pleased to partner with Vestas,” said Kent Larson, Xcel Energy’s executive vice president and group president, Operations.

“Xcel Energy is a national leader in wind power,” says Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “We welcome them as a new Vestas customer and are confident our highly proven V100-2.0 MW turbine will ensure Xcel delivers clean, reliable power to their customers at a competitive cost.”

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