The climate in the north eastern part of IMAR where Hulunbeier is located is extremely harsh and hostile during most of the year. The constant wind swept plains and low temperature mean that the window of time where it is possible and safe to install and commission the wind turbines is around five months starting from early May. Vestas’ good track record of delivering highly professional project execution services has been a key consideration for the customer in order to meet the deadline for completion of the project.
Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China says, “We are very pleased with the fact that professional, efficient and safe project execution is at the core of our customer’s consideration. We think that it is important to continuously share best practices related to project execution with our customers, and we appreciate that it is recognised. Completing an entire project of 50 MW in a window of five months is not easy, but we definitely believe we have the right people for this task. We also believe the construction part of the business will receive more attention going forward, and this is also an area where our rich project experience and outstanding safety record set us apart.”
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.
Vestas has worked with Datang on many projects since 2005 and signed more than 800 MW to date. Datang is the only Chinese customer that operates a Vestas fleet covering V52-850 kW, V60-850 kW, V80-1.8/2.0 MW and V90-1.8/2.0 MW wind turbines.
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 31 December 2010, Vestas has installed almost 3,000 MW of clean energy across thirteen provinces in China. This makes Vestas one of the biggest accumulated suppliers of wind power plants in China.
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.
In 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.