Danish turbine maker Vestas Wind System has won an 80MW order as part of a master supply agreement with EDF Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, for up to 750MW of wind turbine generators for multiple US projects, with construction beginning in 2013.
The scope of the contract includes the supply of the wind turbines, together with an Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement for up to six years for each project.
Vestas claimed that the AOM 5000 service package ensures minimised lost production, maximised output and energy based guarantees of up to 97%.
Deliveries and commissioning of the V100-2.0 MW wind turbines for undisclosed projects are likely to take place in 2014 and 2015.
The company will manufacture blades, nacelles and towers for these projects at its facilities in Colorado.
Endowed with the VestasOnline surveillance system, the service option remotely controls and monitors the turbines as well as predicts potential breakdown issues.
The company has bagged total orders worth 2,876MW in 2013, including from EDF EN Canada, along with Enbridge, for 166 V100-1.8 MW turbines for the Blackspring Ridge wind project in Alberta, Canada. The company shipped 1,313MW of turbines in the US in 2012.
EDF Renewable Energy executive vice president Ryan Pfaff said the new agreement strengthens the existing relationship between the two companies in Europe and North America.
"With the MSA in place, EDF Renewable Energy is well positioned to progress key US 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," added Pfaff.
Earlier in June 2011, EDF Energies Nouvelles announced its commitment to buy Vestas wind turbines for at least 50% of all its future projects in Europe and at least 30% of all future projects in the US from 2012 to 2014.
Image: Vestas secured 80MW from an MSA with potential for up to 750MW in the US. Photo courtesy of Vestas.