Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems has gained a 150 MW wind turbine order for the US from BP Alternative Energy North America, as well as two orders totalling 80 MW for Spain from the ACS/Copra Group. The US order comprises 50 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines, and a five year maintenance and service agreement. Delivery of the turbines will commence in Q4 2007.
Henrik Breum, analyst at Danske Equities says BP is an interesting customer, and that the order is further proof of Vestas' good reputation in the US.
The orders for Spain comprise 25 V90-2.0 MW and 10 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines, and include supply, installation and commissioning, as well as a 5 year service and maintenance agreement. These are the first orders that Vestas has signed with the ACS/Cobra Group. Ebbe Funk, president of Vestas Mediterranean says: "We are very proud that ACS/Cobra has chosen Vestas as a supplier for these two wind power projects, which demonstrate their confidence in us and our products."
Delivery of the turbines for the Spanish projects is scheduled to begin in September 2007 and July 2008 respectively.
Vestas Wind Systems is the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer. The concern is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs over 12,000 people worldwide. Vestas has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, China, India, Italy, UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Australia, and will soon commence construction of a turbine blade factory in Colorado, USA. In 2006, Vestas Wind Systems generated revenues of DKK 28.7 bn (USD 5.1 bn). The news was reported by financial daily newspaper Børsen and on Vestas' website.