With today’s order, Vestas has secured 494 MW under this MSA. The highly popular V100-2.0 MW wind turbines will be supplied for projects located in the Texas panhandle and will include a multi-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreement for 5 years.
AOM 5000 is an energy-based availability guarantee that ensures the turbines are operational when the wind is blowing. This service option includes the VestasOnline® surveillance system that remotely controls and monitors the turbines and predicts potential wear-and-tear issues. This allows Vestas to plan maintenance so the turbines operate with the minimum amount of lost production.
“Vestas values the close collaboration we have with EDF Renewable Energy. This order is a strong vote of confidence from one of the most experienced wind energy developers in the country, and we look forward to continuing to deliver projects under the Master Supply Agreement the two companies announced an expansion of in September 2013,” said Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. “Wind energy is a job-creator in this country, and this order will help keep our Colorado factories busy.”
“This order represents another important milestone under the Master Supply Agreement between EDF Renewable Energy and Vestas, and supports our near-term wind project construction program in the Texas Panhandle, resulting in new local jobs, taxes and other forms of economic development,” said Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President of EDF Renewable Energy. “EDF Renewable Energy values its relationship with Vestas, and looks forward to continued collaboration under the MSA going forward.”
Delivery is expected to be completed in the 4th quarter of 2015, with commissioning completed the same year. To meet customer demand, Vestas is adding more workers at three of its Colorado factories – the blade factory in Windsor as well as the blade and nacelle factories in Brighton. Vestas is recruiting now and expects to add hundreds of production workers in the first half of 2014 in Windsor and Brighton, primarily at the two blade factories. Interested candidates can apply at ElwoodWindJobs.com.