Goldwind to ship turbines for up-to-1,870-MW Viridis wind project in Wyoming

Goldwind Americas announced Nov. 2 that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Viridis Eolia LLC, a Wyoming corporation, for the conditional supply of up to 1,870 MW of Goldwind Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) wind turbines.

“Our partnership with Viridis is another step in our five-year strategy to capitalize on the robust growth of the U.S. wind market,” said David Halligan, Chief Executive Officer of Goldwind Americas. “This conditional supply of Goldwind PMDD turbines, with industry-leading availability, demonstrates the high performance of our machines and our commitment to expansion throughout the Americas.”

The Viridis Eolia Master Plan, a planned 1,870-MW multi-phase wind project located in Carbon County, Wyoming, will utilize Goldwind’s 2.5-MW and 3-MW PMDD wind turbines.The first standalone project of 32.5 MW will be developed by Little Medicine Bow Wind S LLC and is expected to be commercially operational in 2017. The Viridis Eolia Master Plan’s subsequent phased projects will commence operations in the 2018-2022 period.

“Viridis has selected Goldwind as exclusive supplier of its PMDD wind turbines and provider of long-term operations and maintenance services to our wind projects in Wyoming,” said Juan Carlos Carpio Delfino, Chief Executive Officer of Viridis. “These projects will be one of the most important wind energy developments in North America, serving the Western U.S. energy markets, and will bring substantial economic support to the state of Wyoming for years to come.”

Goldwind Americas, headquartered in Chicago, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. Ltd. Goldwind Americas offers a full suite of innovative renewable energy solutions, including equipment sales, service, and capital.

Viridis Eolia is a renewable energy developer for owning and operating renewable energy facilities in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Since 2010, Viridis has been advancing an 1,870 MW facility called the Virids Eolia Master Plan, a phased wind energy development located in Shirley Basin, Wyoming, which will deliver competitive wind energy to the Western Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) markets, including California.

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