Vestas receives 66 MW wind power order in the United Kingdom

Vestas has received an order for the Fullabrook wind farm from Devon Wind Power Ltd., a subsidiary of ESB Wind Development UK, for delivery of 22 units of the V90-3.0 MW wind turbine.

The wind energy order has a total capacity of 66 MW and the wind turbines will be installed in North Devon, England. Delivery of the wind turbines is scheduled to be completed in April 2011. The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a 10-year service agreement.

“We are very pleased to announce this order,” says Klaus Steen Mortensen, President of Vestas Northern Europe. “When completed, the Fullabrook will become the largest onshore wind farm in England, and it is a landmark in both the development of ESB as one of our key accounts and in their strategic goal of investing EUR 4 billion in renewable generation projects. Vestas looks forward to playing an active role in the achievement of this target.”

When put into production, the plants will save the environment from an annual emission of more than 91,000 tons of CO2 compared with average generated energy sources in the United Kingdom.