Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has won an order from Xcel Energy Inc. to supply a 200-megawatt wind-power project in North Dakota, US.
The order consists of sets of its 2-MW turbines to be installed at the Courtenay wind power plant in Stutsman County. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a three-year service agreement, which delivers full-scope service to maximize turbine availability. Installation and commissioning of the turbines is expected in 2016.
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. “When complete, the Courtenay Wind Farm project will boast 100 Vestas turbines. This will generate enough electricity for about 105,000 homes, making use of North Dakota’s abundant renewable resource.”
“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.”