U.S. and Portugal Order Wind Turbines for 2007-2008

Vestas will supply and commission 78 units of V80-1.8 MW wind turbines (140 megawatts (MW)) for 1Q 2007 based on an order from U.S.-based PacifiCorp for the Marengo project in Washington state. The order includes a two-year maintenance and service agreement. PacifiCorp was acquired by MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company in 2006.

Vestas also reports receiving an order for 35 units of the V90 1.8 and 2.0 MW wind turbines from the developer Neo Energia, a company of the EDP Group (Energias de Portugal). The order calls for the supply and installation of three wind power plants included in the project Actuacion Janda II, located in southern Spain and includes VestasOnlineBusiness remote monitoring system and a five-year service agreement. This delivery of the wind power plants will take place in the first half of 2008. Neo Energia has previously placed orders for 11 other projects with Vestas; this is the fourth order for V90 1.8 and 2.0 MW turbines. The projects will be installed in the south of Spain, which is one of the windiest regions in Spain and has more than 400 MW installed wind power and a target of 2,200 MW installed by 2010. Andalusia is contributing to the fulfillment of the target for wind energy as set out in the renewable energy plan, PER (Plan de Energias Renovables). “We are pleased that Neo Energia has chosen to place another order with Vestas. The order is the fruit of many years of cooperation between Neo Energia and Vestas and it represents a further strengthening of our relations,” said Ebbe Funk, President of Vestas Mediterranean A/S. To further its installed base exceeding 5000 wind turbines in wind farms across six Asia-Pacific countries, Vestas Wind Systems announced the opening of its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, where the company will build a research and development center.
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