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Vestas May Supply Turbines at Vattenfall Offshore U.K. Wind Farm

January 23, 2012

Jan. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the biggest turbine maker, may supply turbines at a wind-farm extension project planned by Vattenfall AB off southern England.

Vestas, based in Aarhus, Denmark, was appointed preferred supplier for 10 to 17 turbines each with a 3-megawatt capacity to extend the Kentish Flats park in the Outer Thames Estuary, Vattenfall said today in an e-mailed statement.

The extension could tag as much as 51 megawatts on to the existing 90-megawatt project that’s operated since 2005 using machines made by Vestas. Terms weren’t disclosed.

The contract may be worth 52.5 million euros ($68 million) to 89.3 million euros, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance data. The value would depend on the turbine model and the presence and duration of an operations and maintenance contract, according to the London-based industry analyst. Vattenfall declined to comment by phone.

The Stockholm, Sweden-based energy company has applied for permission to build the extension and expects a decision next year, according to the statement.

--Editor: Randall Hackley

To contact the reporter responsible for this story: Sally Bakewell in London at Sbakewell1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Reed Landberg at landberg@bloomberg.net


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