Vestas and the customer already have a track record in this coastal region of the Shandong province. At the customer’s request, details about the projects’ ownership cannot be disclosed.
“We are very pleased that this customer has put its trust in Vestas, our products, and especially our services. In today’s competitive market for wind turbines in China, Vestas strives to provide nothing but the best service for our customers. This requires special attention not only to the maintenance of our wind turbines, but also to our customer’s respective needs,” says Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China.
“We have had great results working with this customer not only in Shandong, but in different areas of China, mainly because of our dedicated service that caters to the customer’s specific needs. We hope to continue this strong relationship well into the future.”
The wind farm orders include wind turbines delivery, transportation, installation and commissioning, VestasOnline® Business SCADA solutions as well as service and maintenance agreements. Delivery of the wind turbines is scheduled for fourth 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 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.