Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading manufacturer of wind turbines, has gained an order for 29 of its V90-2.0 MW wind turbine for a project in Italy, the company has announced in a press release. The order has been placed by New Green Molise S.r.l., which is 50 per cent owned by Alerion Spa and 50 per cent by New Green Energy S.r.l.
The order comprises delivery and installation of the wind turbines as well as a 10 year service and availability agreement. Delivery of the turbines is scheduled for the first half of 2010.
Rainer Karan, general manager of Vestas Italia says: "We are very pleased to continue our excellent relationship with Alerion, which is one of the leading companies in wind energy in Italy, and we look forward to starting this new collaboration with New Green Molise S.r.l."
The annual production of the wind power plant will total 129 GWh, covering the annual electricity needs of almost 50,000 Italian households and saving about 52,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Vestas is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs approx. 21,000 people worldwide. The company has installed more than 39,000 wind turbines in 63 countries on five continents, and has a 20% share of the world market. The company generated revenues in 2008 of EUR 6,035m (USD 7,716m) and for 2009 forecasts revenues of EUR 7,200m (USD 9,206m).