British Columbia, Canada [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Vestas has received an order for 48 of the company’s V90-3.0 megawatt (MW) wind turbines to be installed at the Dokie Ridge project. EarthFirst Canada Inc. has placed the order, and the 144 MW project will be located on Dokie Ridge in the Rocky Mountain foothills of the Peace River region in British Columbia, Canada.
The project is expected to be one of the first wind power projects installed in British Columbia. Vestas will supply the turbines to EarthFirst and will commission the turbines as well. Delivery will begin in the first half of 2008 with commissioning expected to be completed in 2009. The order also includes a five-year service and maintenance agreement.“In 2006, Canada more than doubled its total installed capacity,” said Jens Soby, President of Vestas Americas. “We are pleased to see that our long-time relationship with Creststreet is carried over to EarthFirst Canada and that the V90-3.0 MW wind turbines will be in place prior to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver to help maximize the use of clean, renewable energy.”