Denmark's Vestas Wind Systems, the world's leading manufacturer of wind turbines, has received a glut of orders in the closing days of 2009 reports financial daily newspaper Børsen. Since 23 December the company has announced the receipt of five orders ranging from 34 to 140 MW, with a combined capacity of 358 MW.
The latest of these is an order for 48 of the company's V90 2.0 MW wind turbines for a number of different locations in Poland. The order, placed by the German company Prokon, includes delivery, installation and commissioning. Delivery is scheduled to take place from 2010 to 2012.
“We have worked very successfully with Vestas on the German market for many years, so for us it is only natural also to choose Vestas as partner for our first projects in Poland,” states Carsten Rodbertus, managing director of Prokon, in a press release on Vestas' website.
Klaus Steen Mortensen, president of Vestas Northern Europe, comments in the press release: “This new contract with Prokon is a very important order for us, and we are very pleased that Prokon has decided to plan their first projects in Poland together with Vestas.”
Vestas is headquartered in Randers, Jutland, and employs over 20,000 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. On average the company now installs a wind turbine somewhere in the world every three hours, twenty-four hours a day. Vestas generated revenues in 2008 of EUR 6,035m (USD 7,716m). Revenue for 2009 is forecast at EUR 7,200m (USD 9,206m) with an EBIT margin 11-13% of revenue.