Vestas Inks EDF Wind Turbine Supply Deal

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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 company’s 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 Vestas’ Colorado factories will be involved in manufacturing blades, nacelles and towers for the EDF Renewable Energy wind farms.
  
“We’re 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.”
   
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’s 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 EN’s 300 MW Blackspring Ridge Wind Project, anticipated to become Canada’s 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 nation’s 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.