Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's largest wind turbine manufacturer, has gained a 40 MW wind turbine order for three wind power plants in Sicily, Italy. The order was placed by Asja Ambiente Italia Spa, and comprises 47 V52-850 kW wind turbines including supply, transportation and installation. Supply of the turbines is scheduled to start in June, and the three wind power plants are slated to be operational by the end of this year.
Paolo Tabarelli, president of Vestas Mediterranean East and MD of Vestas Italy says: "The V52 turbines chosen for this project are all produced in our factories in Taranto, employing the best technicians and using local expertise in the field of wind power." When completed, the wind power plants will meet the energy needs of an estimated 35,000 families and save the environment almost 60,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually. The news was reported by Industriens Dagblad and on the Vestas website.
Vestas Wind Systems employs 10,600 people and has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, 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.
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