Vestas received an order from International Power Canada, Inc., for 27 units of the V90-1.8 MW wind turbine for the Pointe Aux Roches project in southwestern Ontario, Canada.
The turbines will be delivered in late 2010, with commissioning for the 49 MW project expected by the first half of 2011. The order also includes a five-year service and maintenance agreement.
The Pointe Aux Roches project will be built under Ontario’s feed-in tariff (FIT) program, which offers stable prices under long-term contracts from renewable-energy sources such as wind. The Green Energy and Green Economy Act that became law in May 2009 enabled the FIT program. The Ontario Power Authority is responsible for implementation.
International Power Canada, Inc., and Vestas first worked together in 2006 on a project built using Ontario’s Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program, which now consists of 24 clean-energy producing V82-1.65 MW turbines. International Power Canada, Inc. also is nearing completion on the Harrow project consisting of 24 units of the V82-1.65 MW turbine near Lake Erie in Ontario scheduled for commissioning in May this year.
Based in Markham, Ontario, International Power Canada, Inc., is a subsidiary of International Power plc, – a leading independent electricity generating company with 33,227 MW in operation on five continents and in 21 countries.
As of 31 December 2009, Vestas had supplied 953 turbines to Canada.