Vestas wins a 50 MW wind energy order in China

Vestas, the global leader in wind energy, has received an order of 50 MW from Hebei Construction Investment New Energy Company (HCINEC). This order consists of 25 units of the V90-2.0 MW wind turbine, and will be installed at Daqinghe Yanchang wind farm in Laoting County, Hebei province, China.

HCINEC and Vestas initiated the collaboration in 2008 through its subsidiary Chongli Construction Investment Co., Ltd., which just before the New Year placed an order of 49.3 MW consisting of 58 units of Vestas’ reliable kW platform. Vestas wind turbines have won this customer’s appreciation with its outstanding level of reliability and productivity. This new order is the third time these two companies collaborate, and the order brings the total accumulated wind energy capacity signed between the parties to approximately 150 MW.

Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China says, “Customer focus starts with delivering quality. We firmly believe that in order to win the recognition and trust of customers, we must deliver high quality products, support them with experienced technical personnel and develop tailor-made solutions. We aim to assist our customers with effective risk management and continuously deliver a low and predictable cost of energy and eventually increase their return on investments.”

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 third quarter of 2011.

In 2010 alone, Vestas sold more than 230 units of the V90-1.8/2.0 MW wind turbine to the Chinese market, which is again one record-breaking number for Vestas in China.

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 as of 30 June 2010, Vestas has 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.