Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 13 V112-3.075-megawatt (MW) turbines for the Passadumkeag wind farm in Penobscot County, Maine. The order was placed by Passadumkeag Windpark, LLC, an affiliate of Quantum Utility Generation, LLC. The project’s scope includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines and a five-year Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service agreement, which is designed to maximize energy production.
This project will benefit from a long-term utility power purchase agreement, a consistent wind resource, and an experienced team to support construction and operation activities. The announcement marks the first partnership between Quantum and Vestas, and is the result of a multi-year collaboration on site design, environmental permitting, and grid interconnection.
Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada is encouraged by the new relationship. “We’re very pleased about the new and promising relationship with Quantum and about the benefits the project brings to Maine,” Brown said. “Like our other projects in Maine, this one is an opportunity for Maine ports, Maine construction jobs, and Maine-based service technicians.”
Sean O’Donnell, President of Quantum Utility Generation, LLC, commented: “Quantum is excited about how building this top-tier utility-scale wind project will help increase employment and provide long-term benefits for the state of Maine. We appreciate the support provided by Vestas and our other project partners during Passadumkeag’s development and construction.”
Vestas currently has 166.2 MW installed in Maine, and announced an order for a 148-MW project near Oakfield, Maine in May 2014.