Vestas China receives first V100 turbine order
Vestas China has received its first V100 turbine order from Datang Hubei Renewable Energy in China. The order represents not only an important step further into the low wind regime in the country, but also a step into the new geographical market of the Hubei province. The 27 units of V100-1.8 MW turbines with a total capacity of 48.6 MW will be installed in the Long Ganhu wind farm in the Hubei province, a low-wind site with an average wind speed at 5 m/s. Compared to other wind power plants in China, the Long Ganhu site is situated close to one of the intensively energy consuming areas of Hubei province. The contract includes delivery, transportation, installation supervision and commissioning of the wind turbines, a Vestasonline® Business SCADA solution as well as a twoyear service and maintenance agreement. The first turbines are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2012.
“The low-wind sites in China is a new market of huge potential, but a new market also implies new challenges for wind power developers. It is therefore important to choose a proven and reliable technical platform and wellrecognized business partners. Datang Renewable’s selection of Vestas for low-wind sites is the best recognition of our long-term cooperation. The contract is of great significance to us; it not only helps us open up a new market, but also firms our steps towards the exploitation of the dominant wind regime in China,” Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China reportedly said. The V100 turbine is especially developed for low wind sites and designed on the proven 2 MW platform. With gradually fewer high wind sites to be exploited globally, low-wind sites are attracting the focus of the wind power developers.