Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has received an order for 34 V52-850 kW wind turbines for the Monte della Difesa project in the south of Italy. The order was placed by utility company AceaElectrabel Produzione and includes delivery, installation, commissioning, VestasOnline Business SCADA system as well as a 5 year service and availability agreement.
Rainer Karan, general manager of Vestas Italia says: "We are very satisfied with this order, which confirms the V52 turbine's competitiveness with its high efficiency and proven versatility for all types of wind conditions."
The wind power plant will have an estimated annual production capacity of 70,500 MWh, corresponding to an annual saving in CO2 emissions of 38,493 tons. The wind power plant will supply electricity to approx. 30,000 Italian households.
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.