July 7, 2008
Vestas Receives 48MW Wind Turbine Order From EOLE-RES
Vestas has received an order from EOLE-RES for 24 units of its V90-2MW wind turbine, totaling 48MW of capacity, for the Mont Gimont project, located in the Haute-Marne department in the Champagne-Ardennes region of France.
Based in Avignon in the south of France, EOLE-RES is an alliance between Eole Technologie and wind power developer Renewable Energy Systems (RES).EOLE-RES has more than 1,500MW under development, and 300MW already installed and under construction on the French territory, among which more than 170MW is produced by Vestas wind turbines.
The location of the Mont Gimont project includes the municipalities of Cerisieres, Ambonville, Flammerecourt, Guindrecourt-sur-Blaise and Rouecourt. With an estimated annual production of around 109GWh, the wind power plant will cover the yearly consumption of approximately 43,600 French households.
The contract includes supply, installation, commissioning, VestasOnline Business supervisory control and data acquisition system, as well as a five-year service agreement. The foundation delivery is scheduled to start in March 2009 and the turbine delivery in August 2009. The project will be completed by the first quarter of 2010.