Vestas wins 49 MW wind energy order in China

Vestas, the global leader in wind energy, has received a new order of 49.3 MW from China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Co., Ltd which consists of 58 units of the reliable and agile V60-850 kW turbine. The turbines will be installed at Dayuanshan wind farm in Wuchuan County, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Co., Ltd is a subsidiary of China Datang Group and is one of the largest wind energy developers in China. The collaboration between Vestas and Datang reaches back to 2005, when the Chinese wind energy market started its rapid development.

Located in the middle of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Wuchuan County is surrounded by mountains with difficult terrain conditions and elevations between 1,800 and 2,000 metres above sea level. For such conditions, the V60-850 kW wind turbine is the best suited solution: V60’s light blade design improves the overall power production; the comparatively small size of the nacelle is easy for transportation, particularly suitable for hard to reach sites.

Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China says, “We are very proud that Datang has chosen the business case we have presented to them. We firmly believe that wind turbines that are best suited for the wind and terrain conditions in question are paramount to achieving a higher level of productivity, and this is a significant parameter for the return on investment over the 20-year lifetime of the project.” He continues, “Since we installed the first V60s in 2010, their performance has reached a very satisfactory level, and we are very pleased to see that the reliable kW platform is continually recognized.”

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

From initial cooperation in 2005 to the end of 2010, Vestas has signed orders of more than 800 MW with China Datang Corporation Renewable Power Co., Ltd.

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 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.