Wind energy Vestas China to deliver 49 MW

Vestas, the global leader in wind energy, has received an order for 49.3 MW from Chongli Construction Investment Huashi Wind Power Company Ltd., who placed its first-ever wind turbine order of 49.3 MW with Vestas back in 2008. This new order consists of both V52-850 kW and V60-850 kW wind turbines, and will be installed at Jiaochekou wind farm in Chongli County, Hebei province.

Chongli Construction Investment Huashi Wind Power Company Ltd. is one of the wind energy subsidiaries of Hebei Construction Investment New Energy Company which is an influential company in the Hebei province. Hebei Construction Investment New Energy Company and Vestas initiated the collaboration in 2008, and with this new order, the accumulated wind energy capacity signed between the parties will amount to approximately 100 MW.

“Our customer has chosen Vestas for this project because of our team’s strong service mind, unique micro-siting capabilities, and problem-solving approach. Both companies commit to building a long-term win-win strategic partnership,” said Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China. “On top of our high quality products, our service and technology have left a good impression with our customer.”

The agile and reliable kW platform was chosen for this project due to the complex terrain and wind resources, and because this platform is easier to transport.

The contract includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution as well as a service and maintenance agreement. The turbines are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2011.

In 2010, Vestas has announced almost 1,000 MW worth of orders in China alone, which is a record high order intake for Vestas in this competitive market.
About Vestas

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 intelligent, high performing and high quality wind power plant solutions. Vestas was a pioneer in the wind industry and started to manufacture wind turbines in 1979.

Vestas installed China’s first wind turbines in Shandong in 1986, and has as of 30 June 2010, installed more than 2,100 MW of clean energy across thirteen provinces in China. This makes Vestas one of the biggest accumulated suppliers of wind power plants.

Over the past few years, Vestas has established a firmly rooted presence in China with more than RMB 3.5 billion worth of investments and more than 3,000 employees, committed to delivering high quality wind energy solutions for a sustainable energy future.

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 a state-of-the-art foundry in Xuzhou.

On 12 October 2010, Vestas opened its China Technology R&D Centre in Beijing, which is an important part of Vestas’ global innovation network and represents Vestas’ intention to bring the best of its knowledge to China. Furthermore, the R&D Centre is significantly increasing Vestas’ responsiveness to market demands and development trends in terms of new technology.

As the global leader in wind energy, Vestas is committed to helping develop China’s wind energy sector into a world-class modern renewable energy sector. Vestas is actively sharing its 30 years of industry experience and expertise with partners and stakeholders in the Chinese wind energy industry.