Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 138 MW for two wind power plants, Fortore and Irpinia, in the Campania region of Southern Italy. The order was placed by long-standing Vestas customer by IVPC Power 3 S.r.l., a company of the IVPC Group which has installed 36% of Italy's current 668 MW wind power capacity.
The new order comprises turnkey delivery of 69 wind turbines of various types, VestasOnline Business SCADA system and a two-year service agreement. Delivery will begin in the second quarter of 2007 and the project is slated for completion by the end of 2008. The two wind power plants will cover the electricity consumption of approximately 162,000 Italian households and save the environment approx. 253,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Ebbe Funk, president of Vestas Mediterranean says: “This contract is a confirmation of Vestas’ leadership on the Italian market and the order emphasises the increasing significance that the wind energy industry holds in the Mediterranean region."
Vestas Wind Systems is the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer. The concern is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs 11,200 people worldwide. Vestas has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, China, India, Italy, UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Australia. In 2005, Vestas Wind Systems generated revenues of DKK 26.7 bn (USD 4.3 bn), and sold wind turbines with a total power of 3,185 MW worldwide. The news was reported by financial daily newspaper Børsen and on Vestas' website.