Vestas China wins 50 MW wind power order for Heilongjiang province

Vestas, the world leader in wind energy, has received an order from a major Chinese customer for a total of 50 MW of wind energy. The order is for a wind farm project in the Heilongjiang province. At the customer’s request, details about the project’s ownership cannot be disclosed.

The contract includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a two-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery of the turbines is planned to take place during the third quarter of 2010

As a committed partner that has been engaged in China’s wind energy industry for more than 20 years, Vestas places a high value on the relationships we have developed with China and our customers.

“We are proud to partner once again with this customer, and we are eager to continue to build upon our partnership,” said Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China. “Vestas is committed to our customer’s success and we are pleased that they have chosen our reliable and productive turbines. We will do our utmost to ensure that this relationship is long-lasting and mutually beneficial.”

Vestas has a long history with Heilongjiang province and remains committed to its development and growth. As of 31 December 2009, Vestas had an accumulated installed wind power capacity of more than 2,000 MW in China, which makes Vestas one of the largest players in the Chinese wind energy market.

Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by more than 40 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.

Vestas is the world leader in wind technology, with a history of technological innovation and over 30 years of experience in developing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining wind turbines. Vestas was a pioneer in the wind industry and started to manufacture wind turbines in 1979. In 1987, the company began to concentrate exclusively on wind energy.

Vestas was the first wind turbine company to enter the Chinese market when it installed the first turbines in Shandong and Hainan in 1986. Vestas has installed wind turbines in thirteen provinces in China and is among the biggest accumulated suppliers of wind turbines in China.

Vestas has five factories in Tianjin, a sales office in Beijing, a new factory in Hohhot, a procurement office in Shanghai, and is currently commissioning a new foundry in Xuzhou. By the end of 2009, Vestas had invested more than three billion RMB in China and had 3,000 employees committed to providing wind energy solutions to Vestas’ customers and partners in China. This is a concrete sign of our confidence in the Chinese wind energy sector.

Vestas is working hard to build up a strong value chain in China that can fully support the construction of wind turbines from its factories in China. Every year, Vestas improves its Chinese sourcing capabilities; the aim is to have 100 per cent Chinese-made content.

Vestas is known for its industry-leading product quality; all of its suppliers in China are part of a partnership designed to increase product quality and performance and enable suppliers to become globally-competitive. In 2008, one of Vestas’ Chinese suppliers was awarded the Vestas Global Suppliers’ Award for its performance and high product quality.

As the global leader in wind energy, Vestas is committed to helping develop China’s wind energy sector. Vestas is eager to share our 30 years of industry experience and expertise with China.