Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has announced in a press release that it has received two orders, each consisting of 25 V80-2.0 MW wind turbines for the Danianzi I and the Bolike II projects in China, both of which are located 150 km northeast of Chifeng in Inner Mongolia.
The orders have been placed by Datang (Chifeng) Renewable Power Co Ltd, a subsidiary of China Datang Corporation, which is one of China's leading wind power developers. Delivery is expected to be complete during H2 2009. The contracts include supply of the turbines including towers and a two year maintenance and service agreement.
“The Chifeng area in Inner Mongolia has some of the richest wind resources in China, and Vestas has a long experience dealing with the local conditions in the area,” says Thorbjørn N Rasmussen, president of Vestas Asia Pacific A/S. “We are happy and very proud that Datang has once again chosen Vestas as a supplier for their projects, and the orders underline our good cooperation with Datang.”
Vestas is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs 15,305 people worldwide. The company has installed more than 35,000 wind turbines in 63 countries on five continents, and is installing a new turbine every four hours. In 2007, Vestas generated revenues of EUR 4.9bn and profit after tax totalled EUR 291m. The company has production facilities in Denmark, Germany, China, India, Italy, UK, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Australia and USA, and has recently announced that it is establishing an R&D facility in Houston, Texas.