Renewable energy producer Boralex and Vestas have entered a 15-years full scope service contract in France that includes 280 MW from Boralex’s portfolio of Vestas wind parks in France.
Through this contract, Boralex, a pioneer in renewable energies and the leading 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, which represent 30 percent of Boralex’s assets in France.
Nicolas Wolff, Vice-President and General Manager, Boralex Europe underlines that “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”.
Vestas Western Europe Service Director, Benoit Gilbert adds: “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“.
Vestas now provides O&M service to over 50,000 wind turbines and around 9,500 dedicated service colleagues across 73 countries work committedly to maintain and support the biggest wind turbine fleet in the world.
With more than 117 GW of turbines under service, Vestas helps remove over a hundred million tonnes of CO2 every year from the atmosphere by providing reliable, sustainable and cost-effective renewable energy, meeting global energy demand.
In France, Vestas provides service to 6 GW of wind turbines. Vestas installed its first turbine in the country in 1991. Since then, the company has led the country’s wind industry with over 5.8 GW of wind capacity installed across more than 2,300 wind turbines. These numbers position the company as the main contributor to the expansion of wind energy in France, with a 30 percent cumulative market share.