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Vestas low-wind V100 wind turbines to China

Vestas China has received its first order for the low-wind V100 wind turbines from Datang Hubei Renewable Energy.

By Kari Williamson

The 27 units of V100-1.8 MW wind 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 of 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.

Jens Tommerup, President of Vestas China says: “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 well-recognised 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.”

The first wind turbines are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2012.

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