EDF Renewable Energy places order for 75 V110-2.0 MW wind turbines for the 150 MW Slate Creek Wind Farm in Kansas; and for 150 V100-2.0 MW wind turbines for the 300 MW Roosevelt Wind Farm in New Mexico.
Vestas has received two orders for a total of 450 MW for two projects in the United States with strategic account EDF Renewable Energy. These orders are call-offs on the master supply agreement (MSA) announced in September 2013 for multiple U.S. projects, the potential of which totals 1,174 MW. With today’s orders, Vestas has secured 944 MW under this MSA.
Both projects include three-year Active Output Management (AOM) 5000 service agreements. AOM 5000 is an energy-based availability guarantee that ensures the turbines are operational when the wind is blowing.
“It’s a privilege for Vestas to continue working with a leading global energy company such as EDF Renewable Energy. Slate Creek will be our first V110-2.0 MW project with EDF RE, and Roosevelt will be the largest wind park in New Mexico,” says Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the United States and Canada. He continues, “The U.S. market is highly competitive and driven by cost of energy, and we are pleased that EDF Renewable Energy has such confidence in the Vestas 2.0 MW platform, especially for projects of these magnitudes.”
“EDF Renewable Energy is pleased to be working with Vestas to bring 450 MW of wind facilities in the Southwest Power Pool online by the end of 2015,” said Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President of EDF Renewable Energy. “Both the 300 MW Roosevelt and 150 MW Slate Creek wind projects have long-term power purchase agreements in place with creditworthy counterparties, and we look forward to creating new American jobs in New Mexico, Kansas and elsewhere through the construction and long-term operation of the projects.”
Delivery of the 150 MW Slate Creek project is expected to take place in the third quarter of 2015 with commissioning expected in the fourth quarter of the same year. Delivery of the 300 MW Roosevelt project is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2015 with commissioning expected in the fourth quarter of the same year. Vestas’ factories in Colorado are expected to be involved in the manufacturing of the nacelles, blades and towers for both projects.