Randers, Denmark [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] In 2006 EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF-EN) signed a frame agreement with Vestas for delivery of 100 megawatts (MW) of wind turbines in each of the years 2008 and 2009. The agreement contained an option for EDF-EN to purchase an additional 200 MW for delivery in 2009. Vestas has announced that EDF-EN has decided to exercise that option and has placed an order for an additional 123 MW for the year 2009.
The 223 MW of turbines, which will be supplied by Vestas in 2009, consist of 7 units of the V80 2-MW turbine, 13 units of the V90 2-MW turbine and 61 units of the V90 3-MW wind turbine. Delivery to EDF-EN of the 81 wind turbines is expected to start in 2009. The turbines will be used for five wind power plants in Greece, two in France and one in Italy.
“We are pleased that EDF-EN has utilized the option stipulated in our frame agreement and chosen Vestas as its partner for these large wind energy projects in the Mediterranean area. We are particularly pleased to see the confidence placed in our V90 3-MW turbine,” said Juan Araluce, President of Vestas Mediterranean A/S.