Wind power Vestas wins 74 MW wind turbines order in China

These 74 MW will be located in a wind farm near Taishan City, Guangdong Province. With many years of proven track record, the kW-platform presents a high level of business case certainty to Vestas’ customers. Its reliable performance and high productivity are two critical characteristics for the customer in achieving an outstanding return on investment in their wind energy projects.

“These orders for the kW-platform indicate that this product delivers a good business case that our Chinese customers value,” says Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China. “As our customers develop more wind energy projects, the demands for quality products, quality services and quality projects surface. These are some of the demands that a proven and reliable technology platform can meet. We are very pleased that CGNWP and Vestas share the same understanding of quality and business case certainty and we will continue to share new knowledge and insights with this very important partner of ours.”

The contract includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a service and maintenance agreement. Delivery of the turbines is planned to take place during the fourth quarter of 2010.

Vestas has a long history with Guangdong province and remains committed to its development and growth.

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.