Vestas has secured a seven-year service and maintenance renewal from TransAlta for 50 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines at the Kent Hills wind power plant in New Brunswick, Canada.
“This contract extension demonstrates our strong relationship with Canada’s largest investor-owned renewable energy provider,” said Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in Canada and the United States. “It shows their confidence in both our products and our skilled service team. We look forward to helping TransAlta continue to get the best possible return on their investment through 2020.”
The service agreement features the Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 offering. AOM 5000 is an energy-based availability guarantee that ensures the turbines are operational when the wind is blowing. This service option includes the VestasOnline® surveillance system that remotely controls and monitors the turbines and predicts potential maintenance issues. This allows Vestas to plan maintenance so the turbines operate with the maximum amount of production.
Kent Hills was fully commissioned in 2008 and has the installed electrical capacity to power about 9,000 Canadian households.
Vestas installed its first wind turbine in Canada in 1997 and since has become the leading supplier in the country with more than 1,600 turbines and 2,700 MW cumulatively in every province — enough installed electrical capacity to power 800,000 homes.