Randers, Denmark [RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The Vestas Group has received an order for 30 units of the V80-2.0 MW wind turbine from four French project companies in close cooperation with Volkswind France SARL.“We are very pleased with this new order for MW-turbines for France. Vestas has a track record of more than 1,200 V80-2.0 MW turbines installed and this order confirms the competitiveness of this wind turbine on the French market,” said Ebbe Funk, Vestas Mediterranean West president. The order for five projects are all located in the Beauce region in the department of Eure et Loir and comprises supply and commissioning of the turbines as well as a monitoring system. Delivery will begin in the spring 2006, and commissioning of the wind power plants is planned for summer 2006. “We have very positive expectations for the French wind energy market,” said Funk. “Not only will these projects become the largest wind park in France, they will also represent a strengthening of the long-time relationship between the German Volkswind and Vestas – a relationship which now stretches into the French market.” The above order does not affect the Vestas Group’s expectations for 2005 and 2006.