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Eolus acquires majority stake in Californian wind project & places order with Vestas
Eolus North America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eolus Vind AB Sweden, announced that it has joined forces with ZCF Wind Wall in a joint venture to develop and construct a wind farm near Tehachapi, California. The joint venture team will leverage the ZCF team’s extensive history and experience in the U.S. wind energy, along with Eolus’ track record of success in the Nordic countries, to develop competitive wind energy projects in the western U.S.

Eolus has signed a master supply agreement with Vestas and joined forces with ZCF Wind Wall to develop a new California wind farm.

Eolus North America has placed an order with Vestas for future clean wind energy projects in the United States. The order is part of a master supply agreement that builds on the strong and 25-year long relationship Eolus has with Vestas.

“In just the past three months we have placed orders of over 100 MW with Vestas and this new order demonstrates our strong belief in the U.S. renewable energy market and the partnership we have with Vestas,” said Per Witalisson, CEO of Eolus Vind AB.

“The order secures our ability to capture the full value of the PTC leading to reduced electricity rates for American rate payers,” added Hans-Christian Schulze, Eolus’ Country Manager in the U.S. “It is also an important step into establishing Eolus in the market, providing added benefit to our current and future investor base that is trusting and collaborating with us.”

Closing of the transaction regarding purchase of membership interest in Wind Wall Development is subject to the fulfillment of several conditions, expected to be met by the end of January 2017. Eolus signed an agreement to acquire a 60% membership interest in Wind Wall Development from ZCF Wind Wall. The purchase price amounts to USD 0.45M.