This order by UKA to Vestas underlines the long and close relationship between Vestas and UKA, one of the leading wind farm developers in the growing Eastern German market. For 10 years, UKA and Vestas have been working together and building a solid business partnership.
“I am very happy to be taking a further step forward in our excellent partnership with UKA and supporting them in providing more clean wind energy capacity for Eastern Germany,” says Hans Jørn Rieks, President of Vestas Central Europe. “For years, UKA has been an outstanding customer and we have been pleased to grow with them as its business has expanded and matured. Vestas and UKA work well as a team and I look forward to continuing our relationship well into the future.”
Established in the Eastern German province of Saxony, UKA is a forward-looking company specialising in developing and operating clean energy generation projects with a sustainable business case. UKA has developed wind farms with a combined generation capacity of approximately 165 MW, and stresses working cooperatively with landowners, communities, governments and other stakeholders in building wind energy projects.
“We are pleased once again to be working together with Vestas; our long-standing relationship has been very beneficial to both companies,” says UKA Managing Director Gernot Gauglitz. “This order for Vestas turbines is one of many from UKA over the last several years and we find that Vestas’ turbines provide a very good business case and a low cost of energy – both of which support our long-term business plans.”
The Vestas V90-2.0 MW wind turbine has been designed to make the most of medium and low wind sites. Highly tested and verified, the V90-2.0 MW wind turbine has proven availability and reliability.
As of 31 December 2009, Vestas has supplied 5,754 wind turbines to Germany, representing 7,161.43 MW of clean energy generation capacity.
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 40,500 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 energy industry and started to manufacture wind turbines in 1979. In 1987, the company began to concentrate exclusively on wind energy.
Today, Vestas operates in 65 countries, providing jobs for over 20,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world.