Vestas: 49.5 MW project from Chinese frame agreement and 55 MW order in Italy
Beijing / Madrid - Following last year’s first order and signing of a frame agreement with a new customer Inner Mongolia Guibang Shengtai Investment Co. Ltd. (GSI) Vestas has now firmed another order totalling 49.5 MW and has thereby taken another step in the materialisation of the frame agreement. In addition Vestas has received an order for a 21 V100-2.6 MW turbines for Italy.
The project in China will be using the Vestas V80 turbines which will be installed in the Wandequan wind park, Huitengxile grassland, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (IMAR). The average wind speed in Wandequan is 9 m/s and belongs to the IEC class I category. “When partnering up with a developer who is fairly new to the wind industry, like GSI, we know that their main focus lies on the predictability and reliability of their investment. In this situation, our more than 30 years of market experience combined with the proven track record of the V80 represent the ideal solution for the customer,” says Vestas China President Jens Tommerup. "Also for the remainder of the 250 MW frame agreement, the V80 turbine remains a valuable option as it is able to contribute significant value to GSI’s investment in the wind industry.” Vestas has installed more than 1.2 GW of V80 turbines in China alone and more than 8 GW worldwide.
In Italy Vestas has received an order for a total capacity of 55 MW consisting of 21 units of the V100-2.6 MW turbine for the “Orta Nova” wind power plant, which will be located in the Apulia region in Italy. The order has been placed by Parco Eolico Orta Nova Srl, a special purpose company of Inergia S.p.A., a company exclusively dedicated to the production of renewable energy. Delivery of the first turbines is expected to start during the fourth quarter of 2012 and the project is expected to be operational within 2012.