Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained orders for a total of 220 V52-850 kW wind turbines for two projects in China. The orders were placed by Datang Chifeng Saihanba Wind Power Co. Ltd and Yilan Longyuan Wind Power Co. Ltd, and comprise respectively 152 and 68 wind turbines. Delivery will begin in autumn 2007, and commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2007 and the beginning of 2008.
Thorbjørn N. Rasmussen, president of Vestas Asia Pacific says: "We are very pleased to enter into these contracts with Datang and Longyuan, two of the leading wind power operators in China and long-term customers of Vestas." The wind turbines will be installed in the Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia provinces of northern China.
Vestas Wind Systems is the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer. The concern is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs 11,900 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 in a Vestas press release.