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Vestas signs 88 MW turbine order in France, with an option for an additional eight MW

Vestas strategic account customer EDF Energies Nouvelles has ordered 24 V90-3.0 MW turbines and eight V80-2.0 MW turbines for an 88 MW project in France. The order includes an option for an additional two V90-3.0 MW and one V80-2.0 MW turbines.

With reference to Vestas Wind Systems’ A/S company announcement No. 26/2014 of 27 June 2014, Vestas will supply 24 V90-3.0 MW and eight V80-2.0 MW wind turbines for an 88 MW wind power plant in France, with an option for an additional eight MW, for a total potential of 96 MW.  The order was placed by EDF Energies Nouvelles and is part of the framework agreement signed between EDF EN and Vestas Wind Systems A/S (ref. company announcement No. 29/2011 of 30 June 2011).

The order comprises supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines.  A service agreement is expected to be agreed upon at a later date.

We are pleased to be working with Vestas on such a landmark project in France, especially for its size and strategic importance. We know that with Vestas, we always have available a competent team devoted to answering our needs and supporting our business development initiatives,” says Antoine Cahuzac, CEO of EDF Energies Nouvelles. 

This order further strengthens Vestas’ market position in France and reaffirms the competitiveness of our technology and our team," says Juan Araluce, Chief Sales Officer at Vestas Wind Systems A/S.  He continues, “Vestas and EDF EN are driven by the same mission – to further develop wind power around the globe and to make it an even more competitive source of energy.”

About Vestas in France
As of 31 March 2014, Vestas, the leading wind turbine manufacturer in France in 2013, has delivered to the French market a total of more than 1,800 MW. Vestas has sales offices in Paris and Montpellier and a network of eight service centres throughout the country to ensure the highest availability and power production of the wind power plants. Today, Vestas France employs more than 250 people.


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