Vestas signs wind energy orders totalling 100 MW in China

Vestas has received two orders totalling 100 MW from Ningxia-based Hanas New Energy (Hanas), the leading regional natural gas supplier in China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR). Less than a month ago, Hanas ordered 50 MW from Vestas, which brought Hanas’ portfolio of Vestas turbines up to 250 MW. With today’s two additional orders, Hanas’ portfolio of Vestas turbines amounts to 350 MW and Vestas remains the sole supplier.

The two orders consist of 50 units of the new V100-2.0 MW turbine model which is built on the well-known 2 MW platform which, with its large rotor diameter, is designed and optimised for low wind sites. The turbines will be installed in the Yanchi wind farm.

The orders comprise turbine supply and delivery, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution and a standard two-year service agreement. The order does not include towers. Delivery of the first wind turbine is expected to start in the second quarter of 2014.

On the fruitful partnership with Hanas, President of Vestas Asia Pacific & China Jens Tommerup notes, “It is truly delightful to develop our business with a customer who has the same priorities and views of a successful wind project as we do. With high demands for performance and with the aspiration of building a strong and healthy business, Hanas’ priorities resemble those of Vestas for the Chinese market, where we are seeking to build partnerships that contribute to a healthy business for Vestas.”

Towards 2015, Hanas New Energy intends to build up a total wind energy capacity of one GW in the windy autonomous region of Ningxia in north western China.

Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ around 49,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.

Today, Vestas has delivered wind energy in 73 countries, providing jobs for around 17,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 62 per cent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and 57 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.

Vestas is firmly rooted in China with a history which dates back to 1986, where Vestas installed China’s first wind turbines in the Shandong province. Today, more than RMB 3.5 billion have been invested in China and approximately 2,300 passionate employees are working on delivering clean energy solutions to a rapidly developing China every day.

Vestas has its largest integrated manufacturing complex globally situated in Tianjin and its China headquarters in Beijing. As of 30 June 2013, Vestas has installed more than 4,000 MW of clean energy across fourteen provinces in China. This makes Vestas one of the biggest accumulated suppliers of wind power plants in China.