Wind energy in China: Vestas wins yet another wind turbines order

Vestas has received another order consisting of 24 units of the V90-2.0 MW turbine from China’s largest developer, Longyuan. This order from Longyuan follows a previous order for the Qiulu wind park earlier this year, and is solid proof of confidence in Vestas’ V90-2.0 MW turbine’s performance in the coastal areas with complex wind conditions. The turbines will be installed in the Hanjiang Baihe wind park in Putian County, Fujian Province.

The Baihe wind park is located in the south Asian tropical maritime climatic area, 12 km from the coast with an annual average wind speed of only 7 m/s at 80 metres height, but with occasional strong winds. Vestas’ V90-2.0 MW turbines are not only able to deliver a high output under low wind conditions, but are able to withstand the strong winds and are therefore the preferred choice for the customer. Vestas has repeatedly verified the business case which was eventually presented to the customer by conducting thorough wind resource analyses several times in order to substantiate the performance and reliability of the V90-2.0 MW turbine.

Vestas China President Jens Tommerup says, “Vestas started to develop projects together with Longyuan in 2004 and we have since then further developed our offerings. Given our strong track record with the V80-2.0 MW turbines, we are pleased to have won the second Longyuan project using our V90 turbines, which are specifically equipped with a yaw backup system that enhances the protection of the turbines during typhoons. Upon completion of this project, our installed base with Longyuan, China’s most experienced developer, will have reached almost 330 MW in Fujian province.”

The order includes supply of wind turbines, installation supervision and commissioning, a Vestas Online® SCADA system and a 3-year service and maintenance agreement.

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.