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Less than a week after inking a deal with EDF Renewable Energy, turbine maker Vestas has received a 150 MW order from Boston-based developer First Wind.

Additionally, Vestas says the deal could include up to 568 MW of installed capacity for multiple U.S. projects. First Wind officials would not comment on which locations but did indicate that for projects under development, Maine could be a likely candidate. First Wind's Bull Hill wind farm, located in Maine, is powered by 19 Vestas V100 1.8 MW wind turbines.

Per the agreement, Vestas will supply 75 V110-2.0 MW turbines to the 150 MW Route 66 wind energy project, located near Amarillo, Texas. Deliveries are expected to occur for Route 66 in early 2015 with commissioning in mid-2015. The deal also includes a 10-year service agreement using Vestas' Active Output Management 5000 service option.

Vestas notes that its Colorado-based production plants will be involved in the manufacture of blades, nacelles and towers for the Route 66 project. To meet customer demand, Vestas notes that it will add more workers at its Colorado-based nacelle and blade factories.

In other company news, Vestas says it has received a 110 MW order calling for 55 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines. Per the customer's request, Vestas has withheld the identity of the purchaser, the project’s name and specific location.

Vestas has secured more than 1.7 GW of firm turbine orders in the U.S. and Canada in 2013 - the second-best yearly sales performance for the region since Vestas entered this market in 1981.

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