Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd., announced recently that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Viridis Eolia, LLC, (Viridis), a Wyoming corporation, for the conditional supply of up to 1,870 megawatts of Goldwind Permanent Magnet Direct Drive (PMDD) wind turbines. “Our partnership with Viridis is another step in our five-year strategy to capitalize on the robust growth of the U.S. wind market,” said David Halligan, Chief Executive Officer of Goldwind Americas. “This conditional supply of Goldwind PMDD turbines, with industry-leading availability, demonstrates the high performance of our machines and our commitment to expansion throughout the Americas.”
The Viridis Eolia Master Plan, a planned 1,870-megawatt multi-phase wind project located in Carbon County, Wyoming, will utilize Goldwind’s 2.5 MW and 3.0 MW PMDD wind turbines. The first standalone project of 32.5 megawatts will be developed by Little Medicine Bow Wind S, LLC, and is expected to be commercially operational in 2017. The Viridis Eolia Master Plan’s subsequent phased projects will be commencing operations in years 2018 through 2022.
“Viridis has selected Goldwind as exclusive supplier of its PMDD wind turbines and provider of long-term operations and maintenance services to our wind projects in Wyoming,” stated Juan Carlos Carpio Delfino, Chief Executive Officer of Viridis. “These projects will be one of the most important wind energy developments in North America, serving the Western U.S. energy markets, and will bring substantial economic support to the state of Wyoming for years to come.” “We are extremely excited to partner with Viridis on this great opportunity to deliver wind energy to the Western U.S. and bring significant economic activity to Wyoming,” said Mr. Halligan.