China: Vestas wins 50MW turbine order from China’s Longyuan
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received an order from China’s Longyuan for 25 of its V90-2.0MW machines.
The turbines will be installed at the Qiulu wind farm near Putian, Fujian province, with delivery scheduled for the third quarter of 2012.
Vestas says the order marks the debut of the V90-2.0MW model in the province, claiming that it delivers high output under low-wind conditions and is durable enough to withstand occasional strong gusts.
After studying conditions at the Qiulu site, Vestas decided to equip the turbines with power backup for the yaw system.
In case of power outages during extreme winds, the backup enables the turbine to turn towards the wind and reduces the risks of damage to the equipment.
“As the wind energy industry in China is gradually becoming more sophisticated, we are increasingly considering special solutions,” Jens Tommerup, president of Vestas China says.
“Apart from providing reliable high-quality wind turbines, we also need to design and provide tailor-made solutions to meet our customers’ needs.”
Vestas says once the project is completed it will have installed more than 450MW in Fujian.
In 2011 it won orders of over 100MW from the province out of a total order intake of nearly 800MW for all of China.