By Renewable Energy Focus staff

The agreement includes a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and contemplates the option of establishing several schemes of service and maintenance contracts for the wind turbines in different countries in close partnership with EDF EN.

EDF EN will develop its business activities in countries such as France, Italy and Greece with Vestas, and will start new operations with Vestas in the USA, the UK, Germany and Poland as well as in several emerging wind markets.

In addition, Vestas has received firm and unconditional orders within the framework agreement for a total capacity of 180 MW.

Ditlev Engel, President and CEO of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, says: “It is an important chapter in the history of Vestas and wind power, when a major world-wide player like EDF EN signs up an agreement of this volume proving that today wind power is mainstream. This share of wallet agreement is expected to have a potential of up to 2000 MW or more for Vestas.”