EDF Energies Nouvelles Agrees To Purchase Vestas Turbines For Future Projects

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EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN) has announced that it will purchase a minimum of 50% of all its future onshore wind installations in Europe and a minimum of 30% of all its future onshore wind installations in the U.S. from Vestas for deliveries in 2012 to 2014.

The binding share of the agreement for the 2012-2014 time frame is with EDF EN, its European affiliates and the U.S. subsidiary, enXco. The agreement also includes a VestasOnline Business supervisory control and data acquisition system and contemplates the option of establishing several schemes of service and maintenance contracts in different countries in close partnership with EDF EN, according to Vestas.

Through this frame agreement, EDF EN and Vestas will develop their business activities in several countries – including France, Italy and Greece – and will start new operations with Vestas in the U.S., the U.K., Germany and Poland, as well as in several emerging markets.

In addition, Vestas has signed a firm and unconditional order within this frame agreement for a total capacity of 80 MW in Europe. The company is now disclosing that the 100 MW for projects in Europe mentioned in Vestas' November 2010 company announcement have also been included in this frame agreement, bringing the capacity within this agreement to 180 MW. As per the customer's request, further details of the projects cannot be disclosed.

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