7 September 2010 – Alstom has secured an order worth over EUR200m ($255m) from Scottish Power Renewables (SPR), a subsidiary of the Spanish energy group Iberdrola Renovables, to build a 217 MW extension to the Whitelee wind farm in Scotland.
Under the terms of the agreement, Alstom will install 69 ECO 100 wind turbines, each with an output of 3 MW, and six ECO 74 wind turbines, each with an output of 1.67 MW, to be fully operational in May 2012. The contract includes supply, transportation, installation, commissioning, and operation & maintenance.
“This order represents a major technological milestone, while strengthening our relationship with SPR and, of course, with Iberdrola Renovables, for whom Alstom has installed six wind farm projects in Europe totalling 185 MW” says Alfonso Faubel, Vice President of Alstom Wind. “This also proves that Alstom can, and does, take enormous steps to protect the environment.”
Alstom’s ECO 100 and ECO 110 wind turbines belong to the company’s new 3 MW ECO 100 platform.With its 100m rotor diameter, the ECO 100, suitable for medium to high wind speeds, is at the forefront of the emerging 3 MW onshore wind turbine technology fast becoming the market standard in Europe.