WEDNESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER, 2013 |
Vestas Inks EDF Wind Turbine Supply Deal
Wind energy giant Vestas has announced it has closed a Master Supply Agreement (MSA)
with EDF Renewable Energy to provide 80 megawatts of wind
turbines for multiple projects in the U.S.
The deal opens the door for Vestas to ultimately supply up to 750MW of the
companyís V100-2.0 MW turbines to EDF. Although EDF has not released specific
locations and names of the wind farms, delivery and commission of the projects
is expected to occur in 2014 and 2015.
With a secured 80MW of turbines on order and the promise of more to come, the
MSA means more renewable energy jobs for American workers, as Vestasí Colorado
factories will be involved in manufacturing blades, nacelles and towers for the
EDF Renewable Energy wind farms.
"Weíre happy to build on our strong relationship with a leading global
developer like EDF EN," said Chris Brown, President of Vestas
sales and service division in the United States and Canada. "We look
forward to working with them to complete these projects that will provide clean
and affordable electricity to U.S. households."
ís vast U.S. wind power holdings encompass 16 states with 4000MW of
developed projects and an installed capacity of nearly 2000MW. This year, Vestas
supplied 166 V90-1.8 MW wind turbines for EDF ENís 300 MW Blackspring Ridge
Wind Project, anticipated to become Canadaís largest operating wind farm once
commissioned in 2014.
"This agreement builds on the long-standing relationship between our two
companies in Europe as well as recent collaboration in North America through the
Blackspring Ridge project in Alberta," said Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice
President of EDF Renewable Energy.†
"With the MSA in place, EDF Renewable Energy is well positioned to progress
key U.S. wind projects that will support near-term domestic manufacturing and
construction jobs, and provide competitively priced, clean energy for our
nationís long-term energy security."
In August, EDF announced it would be exiting
the nuclear power sector
in the USA and instead focus on renewable energy.
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