Vestas nabs 450 MW of turbine supply deals from EDF
Jun 30, 2014 - Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems (CPH:VWS) said on Saturday it had clinched deals to deliver 450 MW of turbines to EDF Renewable Energy for projects in the US.
The two unconditional contracts are part of a master supply agreement between EDF and Vestas from September 2013 for up to 1,174 MW of turbine capacity. The Danish firm has now secured 944 MW of orders under the agreement with the subsidiary of French utility EDF (EPA:EDF), it noted.
As part of the latest 450-MW order, Vestas will supply 75 pieces of its V110-2.0 MW machines for EDF’s 150-MW Slate Creek project in Kansas and 150 units of V100-2.0 MW turbines for the 300-MW Roosevelt wind scheme in New Mexico. The two contracts also include three-year Active Management Output (AOM) 5000 services.
Vestas expects to deliver the turbines for the Roosevelt scheme in the second quarter of next year, while deliveries for the 150-MW Slate Creek project are scheduled for the third quarter of 2015. The Danish firm will make the nacelles, blades and towers for the two projects at its plants in Colorado.
The Roosevelt and Slate Creek wind farms are to be put on stream in the last quarter of 2015. The proposed parks already have long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs).
On Friday, Vestas said it would supply 88 MW of turbines in France for a wind project developed by EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), also part of EDF. In addition, the company recently won an order to deliver 124 MW of wind turbines to US-based Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc (RES Americas) for a 150-MW project in North Dakota.
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