Renewable energy producer Boralex and Danish wind turbine maker Vestas have entered into a 15-years full-scope service contract in France for 280 MW capacity of Boralex’s portfolio of Vestas' wind parks in the country.
Through this contract, Boralex, an independent producer of onshore wind power in France, will be able to benefit from the experience and know-how of Vestas to optimise the performance of its Vestas facilities, representing 30 per cent of Boralex’s assets in France.
Commenting on the development, Nicolas Wolff, Vice-President and General Manager, Boralex Europe, said “over the past 20 years, our teams have built upon Vestas’ skills and expertise in the maintenance of our assets to make Boralex a leader in the wind power industry. These decades of experience have led us to implement, in partnership with the teams at Vestas, France, a high value-adding maintenance strategy that will enable us to combine agility and performance within the framework of the optimisation direction in our 2025 Strategic Plan.”
“We are delighted with this long-term contract with Boralex. We have always worked on our products and services with the objectives of guaranteeing safety, increasing operational performance and lowering the cost of energy. This contract is further enabled through our organisational set-up in France, which has been strengthened in recent years with the creation of new maintenance centers, a second logistics platform and an internal training center, for a competitive long-term turnkey maintenance service,” said Benoit Gilbert, Vestas Western Europe Service Director.
Meanwhile, the leading wind turbine major now provides O&M service to more than 50,000 turbines and around 9,500 dedicated service colleagues across 73 countries to maintain and support the biggest wind turbine fleet in the world.