Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has received orders for a total of 145 MW consisting of 50 V80-2.0 MW turbines and 53 V52-850 kW turbines for two wind power projects in China. The orders were placed by state-owned utility companies Longyuan and Huaneng, which are among the largest energy companies in China.
Delivery of the turbines will start in Q4 2006, and commissioning of the wind power plants is scheduled for 2007. Thorbjørn N Rasmussen, president of Vestas Asia Pacific says: "It is highly important to our customers that they have very effective and reliable wind turbines suitable for the specific wind conditions. Longyan and Huaneng are experienced operators of wind power plants with portfolios of more than 500 MW and 350 MW respectively, so we are very proud to be their preferred choice."
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.