Vestas wins biggest ever order from EDPR

US: Vestas has signed a master supply agreement for 2.1GW, the largest order in its history, with Portuguese utility EDP Renovaveis (EDPR).

The orders is for the supply, installation and commissioning of wind turbines with a total capacity of 1.5GW to be delivered to North America, South America and Europe in 2011 and 2012.

There is also a possibility this will be extended by an additional 600MW in 2010 and 2011. The agreement also includes a two-year service and maintenance agreement extendable to five or ten years.

Speaking about the deal Ana Maria Fernandes, CEO of EDPR, said: "Through this agreement, EDPR
contracts from Vestas the wind turbine technology that optimises productivity factors and the total cost of ownership, enabling EDPR to have a competitive edge within the wind developing industry.

"It has been a long and highly competitive process which today materialises in the signing of this agreement, which will further improve EDPR's positioning in the industry."

Juan Araluce, president of Vestas Mediterranean, said: "We are very pleased to sign this important agreement with EDPR, who is a global key player in the wind energy industry, with whom at the end of 2009, Vestas had installed a total capacity of approximately 2,500 MW worldwide representing around 40 per cent of EDPR's total global wind capacity."


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