Trillium Power Wind Corporation announced Tuesday that it has designated Vestas Offshore (VWS.Co) as its 'Preferred Supplier' for all four of its offshore wind projects currently under development on the Ontario side of The Great Lakes. This will lead to wind jobs in the US.
As part of its strategic agreement, Vestas will become the exclusive provider of up to 740 turbines, as well as a wide range of other services, according to a Trillium release.
Trillium Power has agreed to deploy Vestas V112 3.0-MW turbines for their first offshore wind development, Trillium Power Wind 1, located 17 to 28 km off the mainland in northeastern Lake Ontario. Vestas will assist Trillium Power in determining the appropriate mix of turbines to optimize the power production at each Trillium Power site.
Combined, Trillium Power's four projects, Trillium Power Wind 1, Trillium Power Wind 2, The Great Lakes Array and The Superior Array total approximately 3,700 megawatts (MW). Developing the sites is expected to require private sector investment of $14.8 billion over a 10 to 12 year period.
Trillium Power Wind Corporation (www.trilliumpower.com) is privately owned and headquartered in Toronto.
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