Vestas to supply turbines for 200MW of wind projects in China
Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems has signed an agreement to supply turbines for two wind projects, which have a combined power generation capacity of 200MW, in Inner Mongolia, China.
Under the firm and unconditional deal, signed with clean energy solutions provider Hanas Group, Vestas will supply 50 V110-2.0 MW turbines for the Azuoqi 1A project.
The company will also be responsible for the delivery of 25 V100-2.0 MW and 25 V110-2.0 MW turbines for the Azuoqi 1B wind project in the country.
Besides delivery and commissioning of the wind turbines, the contract scope includes a two-year active output management 4000 service agreement and SCADA VestasOnline Business for data-driven monitoring and preventive maintenance.
Vestas said that the contract represents its largest order received this year in China.
The turbines are planned to be delivered and commissioned in the second quarter of 2016.
Vestas Asia Pacific and China president Chris Beaufait said: "We are proud to have a close partner like Hanas, which from 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."
The deal is a part of a cooperation agreement signed between the two parties in October 2015 aimed at strengthening mutually beneficial collaboration in future.
In 2013, China added more than 16GW of wind power, accounting for more than 45% of the world's total wind energy installations, according to the Global Wind Energy Council.
By the end of 2017, the country intends to have 150GW of total wind installed capacity as a step toward a target of producing at least 15% of overall energy output from renewable sources by 2020.
Image: China added more than 16GW of wind power in 2013. Photo: courtesy of dan/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net.