Vestas wins 517 MW wind-turbine order in Canada

Canadian utility Capital Power Corp has selected Danish company Vestas Wind Systems A/S for the supply and maintenance of 517 MW wind turbines for Capital Power's proposed wind-power projects in Ontario, and British Columbia, the parties said June 23.

Vestas’ manufacturing plants in Colorado — its blade plant in Windsor, a nacelles plant in Brighton, and a towers plant in Pueblo — will get work from the order.

Under a contract, signed with Capital Power LP, the legal entity that holds Capital Power's wind-project assets in Ontario and British Columbia, Vestas will supply and commission 44 units of the V100-1.8 MW turbine and 35 units of the V90-1.8 MW turbine at the utility's proposed 142 MW Quality wind farm in British Columbia.

Delivery and commission is expected in 2012. Capital Power will be responsible for the installation of the turbines and towers. The order also includes a 10-year service and maintenance agreement.

In addition, Capital Power has also placed an option for an additional 375 MW comprised of 58 V90-1.8 MW wind turbines for the 105 MW Port Dover and Nanticoke wind project in Ontario and 150 units of the V90-1.8 MW turbine for the proposed 270 MW Kingsbridge II Project, also located in Ontario. This option is contingent upon provincial environmental and regulatory approvals.

The latest deal does not affect Vestas' previously announced outlook for 2010.