Wind energy in China: Mishan wind farm firmed

In early 2010, China Guangdong Nuclear (CGN) awarded Vestas the first two phases of the Mishan wind power project. Since then, the third phase was also won by Vestas, indicating that the collaboration between the two companies is developing further. Today, Vestas confirms that the fourth phase of the Mishan project (50 MW) will go to Vestas. This brings the total capacity of the entire Mishan project to 200 MW, using one of the most proven wind turbines in the market: the V90-2.0 MW.

The Mishan project is a continuation of a number of successful projects that have outperformed CGN’s expectations in terms of productivity: The Hongji project (300 MW in six phases) and the Shangchuandao project (110 MW in three phases), both using Vestas’ V52-850 kW turbines, have delivered outstanding energy production.

Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China, says, “We are very proud to have built this series of wind power plants with CGN, and to have delivered as promised. The project size and the fact that CGN continues to choose Vestas for complex, mountainous sites such as Mishan proves their confidence in our products and capabilities. What we have done, among other things, to deal with this is redesigning the towers so they can be divided into more sections which eases transportation.”

The Mishan phase IV order includes the supply of wind turbines, installation and commissioning, a Vestas Online® SCADA system and a two-year service & maintenance agreement. Delivery is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2012.

With the completion of the fourth phase of the Mishan project, CGN’s fleet of Vestas turbines will amount to more than 900 MW.

The official statistics on the 2011 Chinese wind energy market, recently released by the Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), ranks Vestas as the fifth largest turbine manufacturer in China – well ahead of other international players.
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 as of 31 December 2011, Vestas has installed more than 3,400 MW of clean energy across 13 provinces in China. This makes Vestas one of the biggest accumulated suppliers of wind power plants in China.

Over the past 25 years, Vestas has established a firmly rooted presence in China with more than RMB 3.5 billion worth of investments and more than 3,100 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.

Furthermore, Vestas has a 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.