Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has been awarded an advanced service contract renewals with GDF Suez Energia Italia for wind power plants, totaling 130MW.

The 10-year contract covers 31 units of V90-2.0 MW and 80 units of V52-850 kW wind turbines, which are installed at six wind power plants.

This deal also includes Vestas’ Active Output Management 5000 service scope, a complete service package to minimize lost production, such as to maximize output but with further aligned incentives, the company said.

Commenting on the deal, Vestas Italia general manager Rainer Karan said that the company has secured long-term service contracts for around 500MW, with the signing of this agreement.

GDF Suez Energia Italia Generation director Pascal Renaud said, "We decided to renew our 111 Vestas wind turbines’ service and maintenance agreement for another ten years on the basis of our long-lasting business relationship with Vestas and its ability to meet a number of specific requests – not least, maximizing our wind power plants’ value by increasing the turbines’ reliability and availability, reducing down time and improving lifetime performance of our wind turbines in the country,"

The six wind power plants produce around 250,000MWh of enough clean electricity to meet the annual residential electricity consumption of about 220,000 people in Italy, by reducing 100,000 tons of CO2 emissions.