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Vestas to install turbines in Inner Mongolia in windy five-month window

15 Apr 2011

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured an order from China Datang Renewable Power for 25 of its V90 2MW rated wind turbines, to be installed in the north-east part of Inner Mongolia in China.

The climate surrounding the city of Hulunbeier, where the turbines are due to be located, is home to ‘extremely harsh and hostile’ conditions, where wind swept plains and low temperatures only allow a five-month window of opportunity from May onwards for the installation of turbines.

The latest contract calls for Vestas to deliver turbines with a combined rating of 50MW, as well as take care of installation and the commissioning. The company said it plans to deliver the turbines within the next few months, despite harsh weather conditions.

Jens Tommerup, president of Vestas China, said, ‘Completing an entire project of 50MW in a window of five months is not easy, but we definitely believe we have the right people for this task. We also believe the construction part of the business will receive more attention going forward.’

Vestas has previously worked with Datang on a string of projects since 2005, with the Chinese company now operating a fleet of Vestas turbines of varying capacity ratings.

Vestas has its largest integrated manufacturing complex globally situated in Tianjin. Its China headquarters are based in Beijing, with a factory in Hohhot and a global procurement office in Shanghai. Vestas opened its Chinese technology research and development centre in Beijing in October, which it said is increasing its responsiveness to the Chinese market.

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