Vestas, the wind energy company, received an order from China Longyuan Power Group for 18 units of the V80-2.0 MW turbine, totaling 36 MW. The order represents another step in the collaboration, which Vestas has had with this important customer for several years.
China Longyuan Power Group is China’s largest developer of wind energy. The company’s IPO in Hong Kong at the end of 2009 raised USD 2.2 billion, which will help fund its aggressive pursuit of wind energy production.
“We are excited to receive this new order from China Longyuan Power Group, the leading developer of wind energy in China and an important customer for Vestas. We appreciate this customer’s strong commitment to the industry, and will work closely with them to achieve our common goal – a sustainable tomorrow,” says Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China. “Fujian is also one of the most important provinces for the wind industry in southern eastern costal area of China. Just this past half year, Vestas has received over 150 MW in orders for Fujian province alone, so we are well under way in building up a firm presence in this province.”
The contract includes delivery, transportation, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution and a service and maintenance agreement. The first delivery is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2010.