Alstom opens its first North American wind farms

The projects, which are the result of a contract worth about $60 million, began commercial operation on March 9 2011

Paris, March 29, 2011 — Alstom announced the start of commercial operation of the Adams and Danielson wind farms in Meeker Country, Minnesota.

The projects, which are the result of a contract worth about $60 million, began commercial operation on March 9 2011.

Worldwide, Alstom has installed or is installing over 2,100 wind turbines producing over 2,700 MW on over 110 wind farms in Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, the UK, Turkey, Brazil, India and Japan.

Each of the two wind farms uses 12 Alstom ECO 86 wind turbines to generate about 20 MW of electricity, for a combined total of 24 turbines and 40 MW of capacity.

The contract includes supply, transportation, installation support, commissioning, and five years of turbine maintenance services. The project was developed by Juhl Wind Inc. and financed by JPM Capital Corp., a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co.

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