Vestas new wind power orders: 2,100 from EDP and 198 from China

Vestas has received four orders from a major Chinese independent wind power producer totalling 198 MW. The orders consist of 116 units of V52-850 kW wind turbines and 50 units of V90-1.8/2.0 MW wind turbines for the Guangdong and Shandong provinces, respectively.

The orders include wind turbine delivery, transportation, installation and commissioning, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution as well as a five-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery of the turbines is scheduled to start during the second and third quarters of 2010. At the customer’s request, further details about the orders cannot be disclosed.

“These orders mark an important step for Vestas in growing our long-term strategic partnership with this customer,” says Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China. “We have been working closely with this customer on wind turbine siting as well as project planning, and we are ready to provide them with full technical support in the execution phase as well. The fact that we have a strong technical team, which is capable of providing thorough, comprehensive and expert assistance to our customers, is a decisive factor for a successful cooperation with our partners.”

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. Vestas installed its first wind farm in China in 1986.

Yesterday, Vestas won the largest single order ever in Vestas’ history for delivery of up to 2,100 MW. The wind energy order placed by EDP Renováveis (EDPR), the world third largest wind power company, has been awarded to Vestas after a competitive process launched more than one year ago in Chicago, USA.

The order, which is a Master Supply Agreement (MSA) for delivery of up to 2,100 MW, consists of an order for supply, installation and commissioning of wind turbines with a total capacity of 1,500 MW to be delivered to North America, South America and Europe in 2011 and 2012 with the possibility to be extended by an additional 600 MW exercisable in 2010 and 2011.