Wind-turbine maker Vestas has received a huge order for 190 of its 3MW turbines for Terra-Gen’s Alta wind-energy centre near Tehachapi in California.
The order was placed by subsidiaries of Alta Wind Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of Terra-Gen Power.
It is the largest order that Vestas has ever received for a single site. The contract includes delivery and commissioning, as well as a five-year service and maintenance agreement.
The delivery of the turbines is scheduled to commence later in the year. The first 50 turbines will be commissioned by the end of the year and the remaining ones will be online in the first half of 2011.
Vestas’ manufacturing operations in Colorado will produce wind components for the order. All blades for the Alta project will be produced at Vestas’ blades factory in Windsor, Colorado, and a majority of the towers will be manufactured at Vestas’ new tower factory in Pueblo, Colorado.
Once completed, the Alta project will be one of the largest wind-power plants in the US.