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 51 wind turbines generating 102 MW to be installed in Italy across the regions of Apulia and Molise, known for their windy conditions.
The order, which comprises supply and installation of a mix of Vestas' 1.8 MW, 2.0 MW and 3.0 MW wind turbines, plus a 2 year service agreement, has been placed by a project company of IVPC, one of the leading wind power producers in Italy. Delivery is scheduled to start during H1 2009, with completion by the end of the same year.
“We are very pleased to announce the signing of this new contract and to reaffirm our working relationship with IVPC,” says Juan Araluce, President of Vestas Mediterranean A/S. “The Italian market is the seventh largest market in the world as regards installed wind power capacity in 2007, and the seventh largest market as regards cumulative installed wind power capacity by the end of 2007, and we hope to continue contributing to this sustainable growth.”
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).