Vestas Receives 66 MW Order
for V90-3.0 MW Turbines in Canada


Vestas has received an order for 22 units of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine. TransAlta Wind has placed the order for its Blue Trail Wind Farm which is located southwest of the town of Fort MacLeod in southern Alberta in Canada. The turbines will have a total installed capacity of 66 MW.

TransAlta Wind is a division of TransAlta Energy Corporation, part of TransAlta Corporation which is among Canada's largest non-regulated power generation companies. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, TransAlta Wind develops and operates wind power plants in Canada.

"TransAlta is a long-time customer of Vestas, and we are delighted to once again be working with TransAlta and further strengthening our relationship," says Jens Søby, president of Vestas Americas A/S, and continues: "The province of Alberta has excellent wind resources and is one of the leading Canadian provinces in wind development. Canada is currently setting ambitious targets to increase the share of renewables in their energy mix and to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. It is very encouraging to see that at both federal and provincial levels, targets are being backed by concrete action that includes a substantial amount of new wind generating capacity and investments in transmission lines."

The order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines and a five-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery of the turbines is scheduled to begin mid-2009, and Vestas expects to complete commissioning in the second half of 2009.

Source: Vestas A/S

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