EDF Renewable Energy awards Vestas with US turbine deal

EDF Renewable Energy awards Vestas with US turbine deal

EDF Renewables (EDF RE) has placed an order with Danish manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems (CPH:VWS) to supply 160MW for future wind projects in the US.

The order is part of a global master supply deal between EDF Énergies Nouvelles (EPA:EDF) and its US unit EDF Renewable Energy for future onshore wind turbine installations in the US and Europe from 2016 to 2019.

A total of 80 2MW turbines will be installed at EDF’s project.

Tristan Grimbert, president and CEO of EDF Renewable Energy said: “Since entering our first master supply agreement with Vestas in 2013, EDF RE has installed more than 2 GW of the Vestas wind turbines throughout the U.S.

“Our order today further demonstrates the success of our partnership and industry collaboration to bring more wind energy projects online.”

The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines and an Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement, a full-scope service package to maximise uptime, performance and energy production.

Nacelles, blades and towers will be produced at Vestas’ Colorado factories.

Chris Brown, president of Vestas’ sales and service division in the US added: “This order secures EDF Renewable Energy’s ability to capture the full value of the PTC by strategically deploying our versatile 2.0 MW platform on a variety of wind sites, delivering more cost-competitive wind energy to rate payers throughout the U.S.”

More than 33GW have been installed worldwide since the Vestas 2MW platform debut, both onshore and offshore.

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