Vestas Receives German & Chinese Wind Turbine Orders

Vestas has received an order from GHF/Ventotec GmbH for the delivery of 27 units of its V90-2.0 megawatt (MW) turbine and 12 units of the V90-3.0 MW turbine for different projects in the eastern part of Germany. The contract includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the turbines.

Delivery of the turbines will begin at the end of 2007, and all projects are expected to be commissioned by the third quarter of 2008.

“We are proud of GHF/Ventotec’s confidence in Vestas and we are very pleased to reaffirm our loyal and long-lasting working relationship,” says Hans Jørn Rieks, President of Vestas Central Europe A/S. GHF/Ventotech GmbH is a German developer located in Leer.

The company is the prime contractor for GHF wind power plants in Germany and has been operating in the wind energy sector since 1998.

“After having finished the planning of the different projects, we now look very much forward to realizing the projects with Vestas turbines. In the eastern part of Germany alone, GHF/Ventotec GmbH already operates 21 wind power plants with a total installed capacity of more than 500 MW. With these new projects located in Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Saxony, the investment is again made in the New Länder of Germany,” states Helmer Stecker, CEO of GHF/Ventotec GmbH.

In related news, Vestas recently received major orders from China Long Yuan Electric Power Group Corp., one of China’s major state-owned utility companies in the electric power sector. The company received two orders for 25 units of V80-2.0 MW wind turbines, comprising a total capacity of 100 MW.

The orders comprise supply of complete turbines including towers as well as commissioning, VestasOnline™ SCADA system and a two-year maintenance and service agreement. Delivery of the turbines will begin in the first half of 2008, and the project will be located in Chifeng in Inner Mongolia. The project is expected completed by the end of 2008.

“We are extremely pleased to continue our close partnership with Long Yuan, one of the leading wind power operators in China and a long-term customer of Vestas,” says Thorbjørn N Rasmussen, President of Vestas Asia Pacific A/S. “Furthermore, we are very pleased that these wind turbines will be delivered from our Chinese manufacturing facility in Tianjin.”

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