Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading wind turbine manufacturer, has announced in a press release that it has received an order for 43 wind turbines generating 99 MW for two projects in Spain, to be installed in Terra Alta in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia.
The order, which comprises supply and installation of a mix of Vestas' 1.8 MW and 3.0 MW wind turbines, plus a 5 year service agreement, has been placed by EDP Renováveis, the third largest wind energy operator in Europe and the fourth largest in the world. The estimated total annual production of the two wind power plants is 260 GWh, enough to cover the electricity needs of 72,000 Spanish households.
The company calculates the annual CO2 savings at over 102,000 tons.
“We are very pleased with this new order from EDP Renováveis, which is the result of a close cooperation
between the two companies,” says Juan Araluce, President of Vestas Mediterranean A/S. “The Terra Alta projects will reinforce Vestas’ presence in the province of Tarragona. We are glad to see Vestas’ significant contribution to the power supply in Catalonia, and we look forward to continuing supporting the development of wind energy in this region.”
Vestas is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs 17,000 people worldwide. The company has installed more than 35,000 wind turbines in 63 countries on five continents, and has a 23% share of the world market. 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 planned or operational research facilities in Denmark, Singapore, India (Chennai), USA (Houston) and UK (Isle of Wight).