Vestas China continues to add wind energy to Fujian Province

Fujian Energy Wind Power Company orders 24 V80 turbines from Vestas in China

Vestas, the world leader in wind energy, received an order from Fujian Energy Wind Power Company for 24 wind turbines of the V80-2.0 MW turbine, totalling 48 MW.

Fujian Energy Wind Power Company is owned by Fujian Energy Group, which is one of the key players in the energy sector of Fujian province. This company has set ambitious goals for expanding wind farm projects in their portfolio and is set to play a pivotal role in Fujian’s renewable energy sector.

“Vestas is the world’s technology leader in wind energy and Fujian Energy Group is a key enterprise in Fujian’s energy sector. When it comes to the long-term view and future prospects of developing the wind energy sector, both companies are very much aligned – we are both devoted to the development of sustainable and clean wind energy projects. The excellent skills and professionalism of Vestas’ engineers and their meticulous working habits have made a very deep impression on us,” said Shen Longshan, General Manager of Fujian Energy Wind Power Company.

“Fujian Energy Wind Power Company has seen the future and recognises that wind energy has an important role to play for the sustainable development of the Fujian Province. Vestas is proud to take part in the pursuit of realising this vision of a more sustainable future,” said Vestas China President Jens Tommerup. “We are a customer focused company and this is a great opportunity for us. Not only to deliver and prove the productivity and quality of our first-rate wind power plants, but also as a chance to demonstrate the breadth and scope of our support and service programs. We will continue to work closely with Fujian Energy Wind Power Company in the future.”

The new site is located near the coast in Putian County, Fujian Province, and the first delivery is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2010.

The contract includes towers, delivery, transportation, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution and a two-year service and maintenance agreement. This solution includes an extensive range of monitoring and control functions allowing the wind park to be controlled in 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.

This order marks the third sales agreement with Fujian Energy Wind Power Company. Vestas is pleased and honoured to be working in close partnership with a company at the forefront of the renewable energy sector in Fujian province, one of the important provinces for the wind industry in Southern China.
About Vestas

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 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.