Published on September 19th, 2013 | by Joshua S Hill1
Vestas Receives 80 MW Order In US, With Possibility Of 750 MW
Vestas has received what it is describing as a “form and unconditional order” for 80 MW of wind energy projects in the US, in agreement with EDF Renewable Energy. The deal also includes a master supply agreement for a potential of up to 750 MW.
EDF Renewable Energy is keeping tight-lipped about the project, but it can be confirmed that the turbines will be directed to the US, with delivery expected to take place between 2014 and 2015 and construction happening throughout Vestas’ Colorado factories.
“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.”
“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,” commented 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.”
Vestas noted in its press release that “[e]ach project will feature a multi-year Active Output Management (ACM) 5000 service agreement for up to six years. AOM 5000 is an energy-based availability guarantee that ensures the turbines are operational when the wind is blowing.”
EDF Renewable Energy noted on its website that construction for the multiple US projects is expected to begin later this year, using Vestas V100-2.0 MW turbines.