Ørsted signs a long-term power purchase agreement with Nucor

Nucor will purchase energy from the Western Trail wind project, currently under construction and expected to be operational later this year
Nucor, a steel manufacturer, has signed a long-term agreement to purchase energy from the 367 MW wind farm in Wilbarger County, Texas.

“Western Trail will utilize Nucor steel, demonstrating our ability to develop multi-lateral supply chain relationships”, said Vishal Kapadia, Senior Vice President and Onshore Chief Commercial Officer at Ørsted. “It’s great to partner with Nucor in their efforts to improve environmental sustainability in the steel industry.”

The 130 turbine Western Trail wind farm will provide long-term financial returns in the form of increased property taxes to the Wilbarger County community and three independent school districts.

“As one of the most sustainable steelmakers in the world, we are excited to support the Western Trail wind project, which will help us in our efforts to shrink our climate footprint even further beyond our operations”, said Leon Topalian, President & Chief Executive Officer of Nucor Corporation. “We are also proud that Nucor steel is being used to build this wind farm. It only makes sense to use recycled steel to build our renewable energy infrastructure.”

Ørsted has now signed two power purchase agreements for the generation at Western Trail Wind – the first was with PepsiCo.

 

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