Vestas China?s key account Datang orders 50 MW of wind energy

Long-term valued partner Datang expands its fleet of V80 wind power plants. China Datang Renewable Power, Vestas’ partner of long standing and a subsidiary of China Datang Corporation, has ordered 50 MW of wind energy to go into its renewable energy portfolio. 25 units of the reliable and high performing V80-2.0 MW turbine are to be delivered to the Dashuiboluo windfarm in Linxi, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, with delivery expected in the third quarter of 2010.

“We first began working with China Datang in 2005 and our partnership has really blossomed,” said Vestas China President Jens Tommerup. “Datang is one of the largest and most ambitious players in China’s wind energy sector and Vestas is proud to supply this forward-looking company with our top-quality turbines and services. Datang and Vestas are both companies that plan and act for the long-term and I believe our partnership has a lot in store for the future.”

The sale includes transportation, installation and commissioning as well as a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. This solution includes an extensive range of monitoring and control functions allowing the wind farm to be controlled in much the same way as a conventional power plant. In this way, customers have full control of power production as well as full overview of the operational status of each individual wind turbine, which is very important in relation to servicing of the turbines and sophisticated management of large scale wind power plants.

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 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 in 1986. Vestas has installed wind turbines in thirteen provinces in China and is among the biggest accumulated suppliers of wind turbines.

Vestas has its largest integrated manufacturing complex globally situated in Tianjin, its China headquarters in Beijing, a factory in Hohhot, a global procurement office in Shanghai, and is currently commissioning a new foundry in Xuzhou.

By the end of 2009, Vestas had invested more than RMB 3.5 billion in China and its 3,000 employees are committed to providing wind energy solutions to 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 increase the proportion of 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.