Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading manufacturer of wind turbines, has announced that it has received an order for 24 of its V90-2.0 MW turbine and 16 of its V90-1.8 MW turbine for three projects in Spain.
The order has been placed by Eufer, a JV between Italy's Enel Green Power and Spain's Union Fenosa, which is the fifth largest wind energy company in Spain. The contract comprises supply, installation and a 5 year service agreement. The first turbines are expected to be installed by the end of 2009.
“Eufer is one of the key players in Spain, and one of the fastest growing companies in the local market in terms of installed capacity," says president of Vestas Mediterranean, Juan Araluce, in a press release. “This contract shows Eufer’s confidence in Vestas’ technology and in our products, and we are glad to continue working with them".
The annual production of the power plants will total 138 GWh, covering the annual electricity needs of 30,000 Spanish households and saving more than 54,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
Vestas is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs 20,800 people worldwide. The company has installed 38,000 wind turbines in 62 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).