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Schneider Electric signs deal with Vestas for switchgears used for wind turbines manufacturing

Vestas France has signed a new deal to retain Schneider Electric as a provider of switchgears (switch and circuit breaker protection) for its wind turbines manufacturing.

2014-10-28 15:23:50

The signing of this 3-year contract reflects Vestas will to support local manufacturing, whilst allowing Vestas to rely on the know-how and skills of Schneider's teams all over the country. Through a second partnership, Schneider Electric also commits to the maintenance of the switchgears 24/7. Due to the proximity of the company service teams to Vestas' wind farms, the availability of the turbines will be maximized.

Schneider's expertise is once again recognised by a major player in wind turbine manufacturing and this makes us feel proud. The service contracts that Schneider Electric offers in many Vestas' wind farms in France are essential to ensure the highest compliance with the grid requirements", declared Schneider Vice President Nad├Ęge Petit. I am confident of the success of this partnership and hope that the expected growth in wind energy will allow us to develop further the high potential of this collaboration", Vestas France Chief Executive Nicolas Wolff commented.

As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities, Infrastructure, Industries&Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group′s 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion Euro in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
As of 11th September 2014, Vestas, the leading wind turbine manufacturer in France in 2013, has delivered to the French market more than 2,000 MW with 1000 wind turbines installed. Vestas has offices in Paris and Montpellier and a network of eight service centers throughout the country to ensure the highest availability and power production of the wind power plants. Today, Vestas France employs more than 250 people.

Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 16,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 60 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.

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