By Jhoanna Frances S. Valdez – This is an excerpt from EcoSeed.org.
Global wind giant Vestas received an array of wind turbine orders from all over the world adding up to a staggering 616 megawatts during the last month of 2011.
The orders include 51 MW in Poland; 62 MW for French renewable energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles in Italy and Germany; 54 MW in the United Kingdom; 50 MW in Pakistan; 24 MW for VSB Energies Nouvelles in France; 69 MW for the Jaadras project in Sweden; 254 MW in Brazil; and 52 MW in Spain.
The 17-unit Poland order contract comprises of the delivery, installation, and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 12-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery of the products is expected to commence during the third quarter of 2012 and the completion of the project is expected at year-end.
The EDF Energies Nouvelles order was placed as part of its binding share of wallet agreement with Vestas signed in June 2011, which posits that throughout 2012-2014, EDF Energies Nouvelles and its American subsidiary is required to buy Vestas wind turbines for a minimum of 50 percent for all its future onshore wind installations in Europe and for a minimum of 30 percent in the U.S. Continue reading