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Vestas wins 400MW deal in United States

UNITED STATES: Vestas has been handed an order for a 400MW project in United States from Berkshire Hathaway Energy Renewables (BHE).

The project will use Vestas' V110 2MW turbine
The project will use Vestas' V110 2MW turbine

The contract is for 200 V110-2MW low wind turbines turbines to go to the Grande Prairie wind project in Holt country, Nebraska. According to Vestas the project will be commissioned at the end of 2016.

It includes a five-year service agreement.

Berkshire Hathaway Energy, formerly known as MidAmerican Energy, has previously tended to use Siemens and GE turbines.

In a statement, Vestas US president Chris Brown said it was the first deal between the two and he added: "BHE Renewables is a major player in the US wind sector. Their parent company is well known and respected for its long-term investments in fundamentally sound industries."

According to Windpower Monthly's data division, Windpower Intelligence, Vestas has installed 183MW in Nebraska. This includes the 60MW Ainsworth Wind Energy Facility, which uses V82 1.6MW turbines.

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