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Releases: Vestas, Life Products, POWER Engineers

Vestas receives Idaho Falls project order

Vestas has received a 57.6 MW order for 32 V100-1.8 MW turbines for the Horse Butte Wind project near Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA. Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) will develop the project and will purchase all of the energy from the project for its participating members.

The contract includes delivery and commissioning along with up to a six-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery is scheduled to begin in 2010 and commissioning is expected in the second half of 2011. In addition to the 57.6 MW order, turbines may be added to bring the total project size to 99 MW, said Martha Wyrsch, President of Vestas Americas.

“We also are supplying turbines for the first time to Idaho, which has strong wind resources and has great potential to be a high-growth state for wind power,” she said.
The project will provide clean energy primarily to communities in Utah, as well as in Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming and California.

UAMPS was established in 1980 under the Utah Interlocal Cooperation Act, and is a political subdivision of the State of Utah. UAMPS plans, finances, develops, acquires, constructs, operates and maintains various projects for the generation, supply, transmission and management of electricity for the benefit of its members.

POWER Engineers opens office in Orlando, Fla.

POWER Engineers, a leading firm in the design of transmission and distribution systems for power providers worldwide, has established a new Orlando location.

The office offers engineering services for the surrounding energy industry, including electric utilities and power developers.

The office is staffed with experts specializing in project management, transmission line and substation engineering and design, and civil site design. Among the Orlando team are industry veterans Mark Johnson, P.E., a senior project manager with nearly 40 years experience and Craig Bonestroo, P.E., a senior project engineer with over 33 years experience.

“POWER has been working in Florida for more than a dozen years and we are excited to open our Orlando office. Our clients have asked us to establish a permanent local presence in Florida and we are happy to make that desire a reality,” said T&D Division Manager Randy Grass.

POWER anticipates future growth in the newly established location with plans to augment staff and capabilities in Orlando with qualified industry professionals.
POWER currently provides engineering and environmental consulting services from offices in the U.S. and abroad in the energy, facilities, environmental and communications sectors.

Life Products receives patent on Microbial Distribution Applicator

Life Products a Division of The Vit-E-Men Co. Inc. Norfolk, Ne., Developer and Manufacturer of microbial feed additives since 1971 has received a US patent on an industry changing method for applying freeze-dried micro-organisms to all livestock, poultry and aquatic feeds.

Life Products innovative research and development team continues perfecting both their new Patent Pending microbial stabilization media and its newly Patented delivery technology. Scott Watson President of the Co. says “that these new methodologies will change the way the microbial industry conducts business with the livestock Industry”.

This new Patented technology uses state of the art communication ensuring the customer has superior product delivery accountability. With the growing recognition of profitability in using Probiotics, livestock producers large and small are highly motivated to include Probiotics in their feeding programs. Developing this new applicator and media allows us to apply live viable microbes in all diets.

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