Vestas has signed its largest ever service and maintenance renewal agreement with EDP Renováveis (EDPR) to service more than 1,100 turbines across 30 wind power plants in the United States and Europe for up to seven years.
The global service agreement represents a total capacity of 1,897 MW. More than 70 per cent of the turbines covered by this agreement are in the United States, while the remaining wind power plants are in Spain, France, Romania, Portugal and Italy.
“This service agreement is a demonstration of our customer focus, service orientation and versatility in different wind markets and site conditions. It also proves that Vestas continuously delivers the highest business case certainty and return on investment through its enhanced service solutions and highly qualified global service team,” said Ditlev Engel, President and CEO of Vestas Wind Systems A/S.“Close, regular dialogue with our customers, a focus on safety and excellence, and the most extensive experience in the industry allowed Vestas to win this business and extend the excellent relationship with our customer.”
Through this agreement, Vestas proves its technological leadership and capitalises on its service capability by using local service teams and six regional performance, diagnostic and surveillance centres monitoring almost 22,000 turbines globally, equivalent to 37.5 GW.
“We are excited to continue strengthening our partnership with one of the world’s largest renewable energy companies. Thanks to our service organisation’s strong performance across our fleet at global level, we are able to offer EDPR the best possible service and maintenance on the market,” said Juan Araluce, Chief Sales Officer of Vestas Wind Systems A/S and acting President of Vestas Mediterranean. “Vestas and EDPR have built a strong relationship over the years. This service contract ensures further long-term collaboration with this key player, as well as long-term jobs for the many Vestas employees who provide maintenance for these turbines.”
The contract includes a variety of service products such as the Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 package. AOM 4000 is a full-scope service contract consisting of scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and consumables. This service package offers solid risk management for customers who want an availability guarantee measured against an agreed threshold. The AOM 4000 offers customers Vestas’ exceptional track record in service performance, avoiding unforeseen operational costs.