Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has received two orders for 25 V80-2.0 MW wind turbines for Chifeng in Inner Mongolia. The orders were placed by China Long Yuan Electric Power Group Corp., one of China’s major state-owned utility companies in the electric power sector, and comprise the supply and commissioning of the turbines, VestasOnline SCADA system and a 2 year maintenance and service agreement. Delivery of the turbines will begin in H1 2008, and the project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2008.
Thorbjørn Rasmussen, president of Vestas Asia Pacific, comments: “We are extremely pleased to continue our close partnership with Long Yuan, one of the leading wind power operators in China and a long-term customer of Vestas. Furthermore, we are very pleased that these wind turbines will be delivered from our Chinese manufacturing facility in Tianjin.”
Vestas Wind Systems 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 is constructing 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.