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Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order for 48 units of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine from wind developer EarthFirst Canada to be installed at the 144 MW Dokie Ridge project. The project is located in the Rocky Mountain foothills in northeastern British Columbia.

According to Vestas, the company will supply and commission the wind turbines, and delivery will begin in the first half of 2008 with commissioning expected to be completed in 2009. The order also includes a five-year service and maintenance agreement.

EarthFirst Canada presently operates 82 units of Vestas' V80-1.8 MW turbine on behalf of Creststreet-managed wind portfolios. The Dokie Ridge project is expected to be the first wind power project installed in British Columbia, which has as its goal the acquisition of 90% of electricity generation from renewable sources of energy.

"The Dokie Ridge project will be the largest V90-3.0 MW project in Canada to date and reflects the country's growing investment in wind power," says Jens Soby, president of Vestas Americas A/S. "We are pleased to see that our long-time relationship with Creststreet is carried over to EarthFirst Canada and that the V90-3.0 MW wind turbines will be in place prior to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver to help maximize the use of clean, renewable energy."

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