Vestas wins turbine delivery order totaling 200MW in China

Vestas has won a firm and unconditional order for turbines totaling 200MW from Inner Mongolia Hanas Wind Power for two Chinese wind power projects.

Under the deal, the Danish power equipment manufacturer will deliver 50 of its V110-2.0MW turbines for the Azuoqi 1A project, along with 25 of its V100-2.0 MW models and 25 of its V110-2.0MW turbines for the Azuoqi 1B project.

Both the wind projects are being developed in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, and delivery and commissioning of the turbines have been scheduled for the second quarter of 2016.

Vestas will also support the projects with data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance service, through a two-year Active Output Management 4,000 service agreement and VestasOnline Business SCADA solution.

The deal is claimed to indicate competitiveness of the firm’s 2MW platform in China and is the company’s largest within the country for 2015.

Vestas Asia Pacific and China president Chris Beaufait said: “We are proud to have a close partner like Hanas, from which the formation of their wind energy businesses has focused on the levelised cost of energy and world-class operations and maintenance practices for the turbines’ entire lifecycle, and we are pleased to see that more and more developers in China are following suit.

“At Vestas, we will continue to create value for our customers by bringing the latest technologies to the market with competitive lifetime cost of energy, enhanced by our unparalleled experience, know-how and services in operations and maintenance.”

Vestas and Hanas Group have maintained a long-standing co-operation since 2011, when the latter had purchased 600MW of turbines from the Danish giant.

This deal for the Chinese wind power projects follows a co-operation agreement signed between the parties in October 2015, to strengthen their mutually beneficial collaboration.

China intends to increase its power generation capacity with 150GW wind power installations, which is in support of the country’s target to generate at least 15% of power mix from renewable sources by 2020.