Vestas secures fifth wind farm in three years with leading Chinese regional gas supplier
Vestas has received a 50 MW order from Ningxia-based Hanas New Energy, the leading regional natural gas supplier in China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR). The order consists of 25 units of the V90-2.0 MW turbine model which is a well-known workhorse for Hanas New Energy and will be installed in Yanchi wind park in NHAR.
Hanas New Energy has since April 2010 placed orders with a total capacity of 250 MW with Vestas, all using the 2 MW platform, which is a testimony and proof of confidence in the mature and reliable technology platform. 150 MW are already in operation, while 50 MW are currently under construction.
Vestas was the first partner chosen by Hanas New Energy in their first ventures into wind energy in 2010 and the partnership has steadily developed over the years. President of Vestas Asia Pacific & China Jens Tommerup notes, “The relationship with Hanas New Energy so far has been a very exciting and fruitful journey. Vestas was chosen as their partner three years back because we possessed some unique capabilities that could help maximise the value of their first venture into the wind business. We are proud to have been chosen again.”
The order comprises turbine supply and delivery, towers, VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution and a standard two-year service agreement. Delivery of the first wind turbine is expected to start in the third quarter of 2013.
Hanas New Energy has one GW of wind energy in its development pipeline, and Vestas is confident in being able to assist Hanas New Energy in extracting the most value out of the wind resources and thereby add further value to a fruitful partnership.
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