Vestas Receives First WInd Turbine Orders in 2012
Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 150 MW of wind turbines from a client in the United States the company said Tuesday.
The Denmark-based company was tight-lipped around the details of the deal. Not only did Vestas refrain from revealing who the new customer is or where the turbines will be placed, the company refused to even disclose the type of turbines that had been ordered.
The wind turbine order is Vestas' first from the U.S. in 2012, and it comes just over a month after the company announced a major restructuring which will include laying off 2,335 employees before year's end. Vestas CEO Ditlev Engel cited the expected downturn in the U.S. wind market, due in part to the expiration of the of the U.S. Production Tax Credit (PTC), as one of the contributing factors to the layoffs.
The U.S. order comes a day after Vestas recieved an order from Tozzi TRE S.p.A. for 28 Vestas V90-2.0 MW wind turbines for the 56 MW Castellaneta in Italy.
To date, Vestas has taken orders totalling 285 MW in 2012.
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