Vestas to deliver 58 wind turbines V52-850 in Guangdong province (China)

Vestas, the world leader in wind energy, has received an order from a chinese wind farm for a total of 49 MW of wind power, comprising 58 units of Vestas’ reliable and productive V52-850 kW turbine. The order is for a project in the Guangdong province. At the customer’s request, further 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 high value on the relationships we have developed with China and our customers.

“We are very pleased that this customer of ours has chosen our reliable and productive turbines,” said Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China. “It is important to us that our products and services contribute to the success of our customers’ business. We are also very pleased that our partners have confidence in the business case we present to them and have chosen the best suited solution for the given site.”

Vestas has a long history with Guangdong province and remains committed to its development and growth. As of 31 December 2009, Vestas had an accumulated installed 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 wind 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 power 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 3,000 employees committed to Beijing, 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.