Ves­tas China re­ceives first V100 tur­bine or­der

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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.

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