- Published: 29 April 2005 29 April 2005
The Vestas Group has received an order for 120 units of the V82-1.65 MW wind turbine for the Maple Ridge Wind Farm, formerly known as the Flat Rock Wind Power project, to be located in upstate New York. The wind power plant is being co-developed by Zilkha Renewable Energy, headquartered in Houston, Texas, and PPM Energy, Inc, a Portland, Oregon-based unit of ScottishPower. The Goldman Sachs Group recently announced plans to acquire Zilkha Renewable Energy, subject to regulatory approvals. Shipment of the turbines to the 198MW wind power plant will begin in the summer of 2005. Vestas will supply, install and commission the wind turbines. The order also includes a five year service and maintenance contract. Commissioning of the wind power plant is scheduled for December 2005.