Randers, Denmark [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Vestas has received an order for 60 units of the V82-1.65 MW wind turbine for a wind power project located in Theni in the state of Tamil Nadu, South India. The order has been placed by CLP, who is one of Vestas’ long-term global customers, with installations in both China and Australia.
The calls for the supply and commissioning of the turbines, a VestasOnline Business SCADA system, as well as a 10-year service and maintenance agreement. Shipment of the turbines is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2009 with expected commissioning to take place in January 2010.
“This exciting project in Theni is a major step forward for Vestas in India. We are thrilled that CLP has chosen Vestas as their wind energy solution provider to help CLP realise their own renewable energy ambitions. This project award is recognition of Vestas’ long-standing reputation for capability, innovation and competitive strength in this significant wind energy market,” says Vestas Asia Pacific’s President, Sean Sutton.
Vestas has been active in India for more than 10 years, and as of June 30 2009, Vestas had installed more than 2,100 MW of wind power in India. CLP currently owns and operates 100 MW of wind power In India and has around 245 MW under construction in the states of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat.