Colorado firm lands Kansas wind turbine order

Vestas has received an order for 111 wind turbines from Enel Green Power North America for the Caney River wind energy project in Elk County, Kansas.

The contract includes delivery and commissioning along with a five-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is scheduled for the second half of 2011 and commissioning is expected in late 2011.

Vestas' Colorado-based factories will manufacture the blades and towers, as well as nacelle and hub assembly, for the Caney River project, which will be the third-largest wind farm in Kansas.

Vestas and Enel previously teamed up on the first phase of the Smoky Hills wind-energy project near Salina, which was completed in 2008 using turbines. Vestas has 326 of its wind turbines in Kansas at four sites throughout the state.