Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has entered a framework agreement with France's EDF Energies Nouvelles for wind power plants in France, Greece and Italy totalling 200 MW. The wind power plants will be delivered during 2008 and 2009, and the agreement includes an option for delivery of an additional 200 MW annually in 2008 and 2009.
Ebbe Funk, president of Vestas Mediterranean is very satisfied with the agreement and says: "It is the result of long negotiations, and it will create a stable platform for the future business relationship between our companies. Apart from these European projects, EDF has activities in the UK, US and Mexico, and we hope that our partnership may be expanded to these markets as well in the future."
The contract comprises wind turbines V52-850 kW, V80-2.0 MW, V90-2.0 MW and V90-3.0 MW, as well as supply and commissioning of the turbines, and installation of Vestas' online monitoring system.
Vestas Wind Systems is the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer. The concern is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs 11,200 people worldwide. Vestas has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, China, India, Italy, UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Australia. In 2005, Vestas Wind Systems generated revenues of DKK 26.7 bn (USD 4.3 bn), and sold wind turbines with a total power of 3,185 MW worldwide. The news was reported by financial daily newspaper Børsen and on Vestas' website.