Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for a 180 MW offshore wind power plant consisting of 60 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines, which will be located on Robin Rigg, a sandbank 9 km off the west coast of Scotland. The order was placed by E.ON UK Renewables and comprises supply and installation of the wind turbines as well as a 5 year operation and maintenance contract.
Anders Søe-Jensen, president of Vestas Offshore A/S says: "We are very pleased that one of Europe's largest utilities has chosen Vestas as supplier for its offshore wind power plant. We have been through long and difficult negotiations, and the fact that a highly professional organisation like E.ON has again chosen to expand its power mix with offshore wind energy is seen as a positive commitment to wind energy."
Delivery and installation of the wind turbines is scheduled for 2008, and the wind power plant is slated for completion in spring 2009.
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 Direkt and in a press release from Vestas.