JP Energie Environnement in France has signed an agreement to construct a wind power plant using 17 V112-3.0 MW wind turbines.
This will be the customer’s first wind power plant with Vestas twind urbines and the largest V112-3.0 MW wind power farm in France.
The Moulin d’Emanville wind power plant will be installed in the department of Eure et Loire, in the region of Centre in France.
The contract includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind power plant, as well as a 15-year full-scope AOM 5000 service and maintenance agreement. The wind turbines for the Moulin d’Emanville wind power plant are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2014, with commissioning expected by the third quarter of 2014.
Since 2004, JP Energie Environnement (JPEE) has developed, financed, built and operated wind, solar, hydro and biomass renewable energy plants. As of 2013, JPEE operates six wind power plants and 66 photovoltaic plants for a total of 91 MW of installed capacity, corresponding to the power consumption of about 60,000 homes.
“Considering the potential of France’s wind resources, there is room for further development of the installed capacity and we want to be actively supporting this like we have been doing for the last ten years,” comments Xavier Nass, CEO of JPPE, who continues, “For our seventh wind project we are very pleased to begin working with Vestas as we have always valued the quality of their turbines, their engineering expertise and their customised solutions, and we see this order as a first step in extending the success of both of our companies in the French market.”
Nicolas Wolff, General Manager, Vestas France, states: “Vestas is proud to announce the new partnership with JPEE which opens new opportunities for both companies and for the country’s wind power development. With more than 100 MW of V112-3.0 MW sold in France and over 4.5 GW of firm orders at a global level, Vestas believes that the 3 MW platform allows our customers to harvest wind in a very profitable way.”
The new wind power plant which will be located in the communities of d’Allonnes and Beauvilliers and which will be the largest V112-3.0 MW wind power plant in France, will create additional six technicians jobs at the service centre of Sancheville.
The Moulin d’ Emanville wind power plant will have an estimated annual production of 130,000 MWh per year, which will save the environment from around 10,000 tons of CO2 emissions on an annual basis. Furthermore, it will provide enough electricity to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 40,000 people in France or around 10 per cent of the population of the department of Eure et Loire.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 50,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Today, Vestas has installed turbines in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 16,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 62 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 58 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.
As of 30 June 2013, Vestas has delivered to the French market a total of 1,628 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.