The firm and unconditional order has been placed by long-term customer Datang Renewables for the Gaoqiao wind park in the Huludao city of northeastern China’s Liaoning Province. Comprising 24 units of Vestas’ V110-2.0 MW turbine, the order brings Datang’s fleet of Vestas turbines to more than 900 MW.
“We decided to work with Vestas again on this project because our existing Vestas fleet has proved its outstanding performance and stability, while simultaneously providing the best possible business case for us at each specific wind site,” says Li Lizhuo, General Manager of Datang Huludao Renewables.
Chris Beaufait, President of Vestas Asia Pacific and China, adds that “We are very pleased to work with our long-term Chinese customer, Datang Renewables, on this project, and it confirms that our China strategy is indeed on track. The order is a testament to the long-term performance of Vestas’ products as well as our ability to evolve with our customers and continuously offer the best possible solutions while lowering the cost of energy”.
The order includes two-year Active Output Management (AOM) 4000 service contract in which Vestas guarantees a defined level of availability and performance, and a SCADA VestasOnline Business for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance. Delivery and commissioning of the turbines are expected in the second half of 2016.
China was Vestas’ third-largest market for firm order intake in 2015.