Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems has received an order for 47 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines for two wind power plants in the Castilla y León region in Spain. The order was placed by the Spanish developer Parques Eólicos San Lorenzo S.L.U., and comprises a five year service and maintenance agreement as well as Vestas' online monitoring system. Delivery of the wind power plants will commence in spring 2007 and be completed in spring 2008.
In July this year, Vestas inaugurated a nacelle assembly factory in Villadangos del Páramo in Spain with a production capacity of 300 nacelles annually. The nacelles for the two wind power plants will be produced at this factory.
Ebbe Funk, president of Vestas Mediterranean says: "Support and commitment to wind power in the Castilla y León region is a model in the wind industry, and the order for the two wind power plants is a further strengthening of Vestas' activities in the region. This is the first order which Parques Eólicos San Lorenzo S.L.U. has placed with Vestas and we look forward to developing a long-term collaboration."
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-dk and on Vestas' website.