Danish company Vestas Wind Systems has received a 224MW order to deploy turbines at the Nicolas Riou wind project in Quebec, Canada.

Under the contract, Vestas will deliver 65 V117-3.45MW turbines at the project site, which will introduce the 3MW platform to Canada.

The unconditional order has been awarded to Vestas by Parc éolien Nicolas-Riou, which is a limited partnership half-owned by subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles EDF EN Canada, with the other 50% jointly owned by community partners Énergie Éolienne Bas-Saint-Laurent (ÉÉBSL) and the Régie intermunicipale de l’énergie Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (RIEGÎM).

Vestas will supply and commission the turbines at the project site. The order also features a ten-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement to optimise uptime, performance, and energy production.

"This project will install the first V117-3.45 MW turbines in Canada."

Vestas’ US and Canada sales and service division president Chris Brown said: "We are very proud to build on our footprint in Canada and introduce our 3MW platform to the Canadian market.

"This project will install the first V117-3.45 MW turbines in Canada, where its robust design combined with a large rotor make this turbine an outstanding choice to minimise the cost of energy throughout the life of the project.

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"We’re happy to add this latest agreement to our strong strategic relationship with EDF EN Canada."

The delivery of the turbines is expected to commence in the Q2 2017, with final commissioning expected in Q4.