Vestas receives wind power order for 40 MW in China

The V90-2.0 MW wind turbines will be installed in Zhaolitouzi, Liaoning Province. Vestas cited figures from consultants Azure International showing that China had total installed wind power capacity of about 15.5 gigawatts as of June 2009 and said China was the world’s fastest-growing wind energy market in 2009.

On Oct. 15, Vestas, the global wind power leader, unveiled its world’s largest integrated wind power production base that has been built in the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA).

The completion of the production base will not only increase Vestas’ production capacity in China, and further accelerate its localized production, but also introduce state of the art wind power equipment manufacturing technology to China in a bid to continuously supply high-tech, high-quality wind turbines to China and the international market.

At present, Vestas’ integrated wind power production base in Tianjin has become one of Vestas’ major wind power equipment production centers worldwide. The completion of the base will also help TEDA to become an important technology and manufacturing base of wind power and clean energy in China and across the world.

As Vestas’ world largest integrated wind power production base, the integrated factory with area of over 230,000 square meters will provide Vestas’ clients with technically matured wind energy solutions.

An increase in investment by foreign giants in China’s wind power industry would improve the technology level of the sector, said He Dexin, president of Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA).

The country’s wind power installed capacity is expected to exceed 30,000 MW by the end of 2010, up from 12,000 MW last year, Shi Lishan, deputy director of the new energy department under the NEA told China Daily.