Danish wind turbine company Vestas has received an order from American solar energy equipment supplier EDF Renewable Energy for the supply of a total 160MW of wind turbines in the US.
Under the deal, Vestas will deliver 80 PTC-qualifying turbines, each with a power generation capacity of 2MW.
Vestas US and Canada Sales and service division president Chris Brown said: “This order secures EDF Renewable Energy’s ability to capture the full value of the PTC by strategically deploying our versatile 2MW platform on a variety of wind sites, delivering more cost-competitive wind energy to rate payers throughout the US.”
The current order is part of a global master supply agreement signed between Vestas, EDF Renewable Energy and French renewable energy group EDF Énergies Nouvelles for future installation of onshore wind turbines in the US and Europe to be delivered between 2016 and 2019.
EDF Renewable Energy president and chief executive officer Tristan Grimbert said: “Since entering our first master supply agreement with Vestas in 2013, EDF RE has installed more than 2GW of the Vestas wind turbines throughout the US.
“Our order today further demonstrates the success of our partnership and industry collaboration to bring more wind energy projects online.”
As part of the current order, the Danish company will have to deliver, as well as commission the new wind turbines for EDF Renewable Energy.
It includes an Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement, a full-scope service package that ensures optimisation of uptime, performance and energy production.
The new nacelles, blades and towers for the wind turbine order will be manufactured at Vestas’ factories in Colorado, US.