The world's leading manufacturer of wind turbines, Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, has gained an order for the Negredo y la Calzada project in Spain. The 50 MW order is for 25 V90-2.0 MW turbines and comprises supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 5 year service and maintenance agreement. The wind farm will be located in Castilla y León.
The order has been placed by Urbaenergía SL, a fully owned company in the ACS Cobra Group, which is an important player on the Spanish energy market. Delivery of the turbines will begin in July 2008 and the project is scheduled for completion in February 2009. The wind farm will give an estimated annual saving in CO2 emissions of 71,200 tons.
Javier Rodriguez, General Manager of Vestas Eólica SAU, comments: "The fact that Urbaenergía has chosen Vestas for this project, after signing a contract for 50 MW in April 2007, strengthens the excellent commercial relations between Vestas and the ACS Cobra Group.”
Vestas Wind Systems is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs over 13,000 people worldwide. Vestas has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, China, India, Italy, UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway and Australia and is currently constructing a turbine blade factory in upstate 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.
The news was reported on the Vestas website.