Vestas will supply 33 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines to New Hampshire, USA, after receiving an order from Granite Reliable Power Windpark.

The 99-MW project is majority-owned by Noble Environmental Power.

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The turbines will be delivered in the first half of 2011, with project commissioning expected in the second half of 2011. The Granite Reliable Power Windpark, currently under development in Coos County, is the second – and largest – commercial-scale wind power plant in the state.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for Vestas to tap into New England’s clean-energy potential,” says Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas. “The Granite Reliable project demonstrates that wind power is becoming an important part of America’s generating capacity.”

The order also includes a two-year service and maintenance agreement.

“We are pleased to move forward with the Granite Reliable Power Windpark using the V90-3.0 MW turbines,” says Walter Howard, CEO of Noble Environmental Power.

“The turbines, which will be the largest-capacity units in Noble’s fleet, will maximise the project’s wind resource, providing clean, reliable electricity and economic growth opportunities for New England.”

Headquartered in Essex, Connecticut, Noble has 726 MW of wind power plants currently in operation in New York and Texas. It also has 1,900 MW of wind power projects in development across the USA.

This is Vestas’ second major project in New England, USA. Vestas supplied 22 V90-3.0 MW turbines for the Kibby I project in Maine that went online in October 2009, and is currently installing an additional 22 V90-3.0 MW units for Kibby II. Commissioning is expected in the first half of 2010.

The above order does not affect Vestas’ expectations for 2010, cf. company announcement No. 3/2010 of 10 February 2010.

Source: Vestas Americas Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Denmark
Martha Wyrsch, President Peter W Kruse, Senior Vice President, Group Communications
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