With reference to the Vestas Wind Systems A/S company announcement No. 38/2013 of 13 September 2013, Vestas has secured an 80-MW order out of a master supply agreement with EDF Renewable Energy for multiple wind-energy projects in the USA. Vestas could ultimately supply EDF Renewable Energy up to 750 MW overall.
Deliveries and commissioning for the projects, which will use the V100-2.0 MW turbine, are expected to occur in 2014 and 2015. The new projects’ names and specific locations are not available for disclosure at this time.
Vestas’ factories in Colorado will be involved in manufacturing blades, nacelles and towers for these projects.
Earlier this year, Vestas secured a contract with EDF EN Canada, along with Enbridge, to deliver 166 V100-1.8 MW turbines for the Blackspring Ridge Wind Project in Alberta, Canada.
Each project will feature a multi-year Active Output Management (AOM) 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. This service option includes the VestasOnline® surveillance system that remotely controls and monitors the turbines and predicts potential wear-and-tear issues. This allows Vestas to plan maintenance so the turbines operate with the minimum amount of lost production.