CORRECTED - Vestas grabs 220-MW turbine deal from EDF Renewable
Dec 20, 2013 - Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) said today it had received an order to deliver 220 MW of turbines to US firm EDF Renewable Energy, former enXco, for two Texas wind schemes.
The deal comes after the subsidiary of French utility EDF (EPA:EDF) in September awarded a master supply agreement (MSA) to Vestas for up to 750 MW of wind turbines. The potential volume under the deal has been increased to 1,174 MW.
Vestas will deliver 50 pieces of its V100-2.0 MW turbines for EDF Renewable’s Hereford 1 wind scheme and 100 additional machines for the 200-MW Longhorn North project. It had previously announced an 80-MW order for the latter project. Both contracts also include a multi-year Active Management Output (AOM) 5000 service agreement for at least three years.
Deliveries of the equipment and commissioning are to take place in the second half of next year.
Meanwhile, Vestas said it would hire more workers at three of its manufacturing facilities in Colorado to meet growing demand for wind power equipment. It is currently carrying out a recruitment process and expects to add hundreds to its staff in the first half of 2014. This year, the company has received more than 1,400 MW of turbine orders in the US and Canada.
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