Vestas receives 49 MW wind power order in China

Hanas New Energy Company adds another 49 MW from Vestas to its portfolio. Vestas, the global leader in wind energy, has received another order of 49 MW from Ningxia Hanas New Energy Company, who chose to partner with Vestas in their first endeavors into wind farm in April earlier this year.

The business of Ningxia Hanas New Energy Company is built on supply of natural gas and heating, and the company has therefore extensive experience with the energy business, where reliability is critical to their success.

CEO of Hanas New Energy Company, Mr Ma Fuqiang says: “Acquiring mature and reliable technological support is of utmost importance for us. Being the most experienced company in the industry, Vestas is an important partner and we’re very hopeful to have many more opportunities for collaboration with Vestas in the future.”

“The fact that the customer stresses the importance of mature and reliable technology, and that they have chosen us for exactly that reason, is an important acknowledgement,” says Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China. “As the market gradually moves towards demanding more reliable and high quality products, we are, by virtue of our extensive industry experience, in a very strong position to successfully contribute to the business success of Hanas New Energy.”

The order consists of 25 wind turbines of the popular V90-1.8/2.0 MW wind turbine. This megawatt class model is one of the best performing wind turbines for medium- and low-wind sites with a long track record, and it is built on mature technology and reliable design.

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.

The site of the wind farm project is located in Huianbao, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and the wind turbines are scheduled to be delivered in the third quarter of 2010.

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 wind 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.