News release from Vestas–American Wind Technology
Portland, 23 December 2021
Vestas has received a 301 MW order from TransAlta Corporation (“TransAlta”) to power two wind projects, White Rock East and White Rock West, in Oklahoma, USA. The order consists of 33 V162-6.0 MW turbines and one V136-3.45 MW turbine at White Rock East and 16 V162-6.0 MW turbines and one V136-3.45 MW turbines at White Rock West, respectively.
“In our pursuit to quickly and effectively scale the wind industry in the US, Vestas is thrilled to partner with TransAlta to deliver clean energy to Oklahoma”, said Laura Beane, President of Vestas North America. “We’re eager to leverage the EnVentus platform, the latest generation of Vestas technology aimed to deliver a higher level of performance for each unique wind site, at the collective White Rock Wind Project”.
”White Rock East and White Rock West will collectively be the largest wind project we have undertaken and is an excellent addition to our company’s expanding wind portfolio. We are excited to be partnering with Vestas to enable such a significant investment for the company”, said John Kousinioris, President and CEO of TransAlta Corporation.
Both orders include supply and commissioning of the turbines, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement, designed to ensure optimised performance of the asset.
Turbine delivery for both projects begin in the fourth quarter of 2022 with commissioning scheduled for the third quarter of 2023.
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About TransAlta Corporation:
TransAlta owns, operates and develops a diverse fleet of electrical power generation assets in Canada, the United States and Australia with a focus on long-term shareholder value. TransAlta provides municipalities, medium and large industries, businesses and utility customers with clean, affordable, energy-efficient and reliable power. Today, TransAlta is one of Canada’s largest producers of wind power and Alberta’s largest producer of hydroelectric power. For over 100 years, TransAlta has been a responsible operator and a proud community-member where its employees work and live. TransAlta aligns its corporate goals with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
For more information about TransAlta, visit transalta.com