news release

News release from
Vestas-American Wind Technology
Portland, 5 May 2015
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Vestas receives 72 MW order in U.S. state of Kansas
Order is Vestas’ first project with RPM Access
With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 19/2015 of 5 May 2015,
Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order in the United States for 36 V110-2.0 MW turbines to
power the Marshall Wind Farm in Marshall County, Kansas.
The order was placed by RPM Access LLC, an independent developer, owner and operator of wind farms
in the Midwest. The project’s scope includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a
20-year Active Output Management (AOM 5000) service agreement designed to maximize energy
The announcement marks the first turbine supply contract between Vestas and RPM Access.
”RPM Access is very pleased to purchase such high quality turbines that are manufactured in the United
States,” says Felix Friedman, Vice President of Development. “The Vestas V110-2.0 MW wind turbine
generators on 95 meter towers provide RPMA an optimal match to the wind conditions at the northeast
Kansas site. Together with Vestas’ long-term service agreement and our strong local partnerships, we
are looking forward to realising the full potential of the Marshall Wind Farm.”
“We are delighted to embark on this long-term partnership with RPM Access,” says Chris Brown,
President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “In addition to increasing
the amount of clean and affordable energy available to the people of Kansas and Missouri, the 20-year
service agreement ensures RPM Access will receive unparalleled service and optimal energy production
from their turbines and that these communities will benefit from a steady source of quality jobs.”
Installation and commissioning of the turbines is expected in the first half of 2016.
About Vestas
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate
change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 53,700 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by
over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and
Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 19,700 passionate people at
our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 percent
Vestas-American Wind Technology
1417 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Tel: +1 503 327 2000, Fax: +1 503 327 2001, [email protected],
Portland, 5 May 2015
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more megawatts installed than anyone else in the industry and more than 66 GW of cumulative installed
capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.
Vestas sold its first wind turbines in the United States in 1980, and established its North America
subsidiary the following year. As of the end of 2014, Vestas had installed 12,602 MW in the USA. In
2014, Vestas announced 2.2 GW of orders for delivery in the USA and has entered into master supply
agreements or similar constructs with a potential of up to approx 3 GW. Approximately 4,800 US
employees work in our four Colorado factories, in our sales and service headquarters in Portland,
Oregon, and at close to 200 wind sites currently under service contract with Vestas.
We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at and following us on
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For more information, please contact:
Piper Baron, Marketing & Communication Manager, Vestas – American Wind Technology
+1 503 327 2118
Email: [email protected]
Michael Zarin, Head of External Communications & Media Relations
Tel: +45 4084 1526
Email: [email protected]
About RPM Access
RPM Access, headquartered in De Soto, Iowa, is an independent developer, owner and operator of wind
projects with its main focus on the development of high quality wind farms in the Midwest. Since 2000,
RPM Access has initiated and developed more than 1,200 megawatts of wind farm assets. For more
information, please visit:
Vestas-American Wind Technology
1417 NW Everett Street, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Tel: +1 503 327 2000, Fax: +1 503 327 2001, [email protected],