Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, has received an order for 16 V80-2.0 MW and 13 V90-2.0 MW turbines for several wind power plants in Germany. The order was placed by WKN Windkraft Nord AG (WKN) in Husum, Germany, a company which offers investments in wind energy and management of wind parks. Henrik Breum, analysts at Danske Equities, estimates the order to be worth around DKK 400 m (USD 64 m).
WKN has so far established and financed wind power plants with a total capacity of more than 450 MW. Martinus Scherweit, CEO of WKN says: "With this order, we have ensured our portfolio for 2006, and we look forward to continuing our long-term partnership with Vestas". The wind turbines will be delivered during 2006 for wind power plants located in Brandenburg and Lower Saxony.
Vestas Wind Systems has installed more than 26,000 wind turbines in more than 50 countries worldwide. The company employs 9,600 people and has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, India, Italy, UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Australia. In 2004, Vestas Wind Systems generated revenues of DKK 19.1 bn (USD 3.3 bn). The news was reported by financial daily newspaper Børsen and on the Vestas website.
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