Inner Mongolia Huitong Energy Zhuozi Wind Power Company Ltd. (hereinafter called Huitong) has signed a firm and unconditional order with Vestas to provide 26 V80-2.0 MW wind turbines, which will be installed at the Bayinzile wind farm located in the Wulanchabu area of Inner Mongolia as part of the phase II project.
Huitong’s cooperation with Vestas began in 2010 when Vestas provided 24 V80-2.0 MW turbines for the Bayinzile phase I project. Having achieved very favorable performance results during the initial warranty period, Huitong renewed the service agreement with Vestas in 2013, for another two-year period.
“We welcome the confidence and trust that Huitong places in Vestas and our turbines. The strong and steady performance of Vestas turbines is a key factor in our winning this new order from Huitong. This could not have happened without our dedicated service team, our focus on continuous technological improvement and our data management capabilities. We look forward to continued cooperation with Huitong to maximise the energy production and revenue generation from their wind power investment”, says Chris Beaufait, President of Vestas Asia Pacific and China.
“Hard capabilities and soft capabilities are equally important to us when we choose a business partner. In our way to build Huitong into a scalable and influential listed energy company with core business focus on wind energy, I believe Vestas is a partner that can help us to achieve a steady return of investment”, says Mr. Zheng Shu Chang, Chairman of the Board of Huitong.
The contract includes supply, erection, supervision and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a two-year service and maintenance agreement. Delivery of the turbines is expected during the third quarter of 2015.
Vestas installed its first wind turbines in China in 1986. More than 2,000 dedicated Vestas employees provide high-quality wind energy solutions to millions of homes in China. The company’s largest global integrated manufacturing complex is located in Tianjin, China, producing generators, blades, nacelles, hubs and control systems. As of September 30, 2014, Vestas has installed more than 4,500 MW in China.