More wind in Oklahoma

Denmark’s Vestas Group will provide 84 V80-1.8 MW wind turbines for the expansion of Blue Canyon Wind Farm, a wind power plant located in southwest Oklahoma.

Danish wind turbine developer Vestas has received an order for 84 V80-1.8 MW wind turbines. The units will be used for the expansion of an existing wind power plant located in southwest Oklahoma, USA. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Zilkha Renewable Energy, headquartered in Houston, Texas, and Kirmart Corporation located in Wichita Falls, Kansas are the co-developers of the wind power plant.

The Blue Canyon II wind power project is a 151 MW expansion to the existing Blue Canyon Wind Farm, which was built in 2003 and currently consists of 45 NM72-1.65 MW wind turbines. When completed in December 2005, the Blue Canyon wind power plant totals 225 MW.

Vestas will supply, install and commission the wind turbines. Furthermore, the order includes a five-year service and maintenance contract. Delivery of the wind turbines will begin during the summer of 2005 and commissioning of the turbines is set for December 2005.