Vestas announces two big orders

Vestas has received a 128-MW order for Spain and a 95.4-MW order for Sweden.

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Randers, Denmark) has received an order for a total of 128 MW for four projects in Spain. The contract includes 25 units of the V90-2.0 MW turbine, 19 units of the V90-1.8 MW turbine, 10 units of the V90-3.0 MW turbine and 7 units of the V80-2.0 MW turbine. The order has been placed by one of the top five utilities in Spain.

The projects will be located in the provinces of León in the region of Castilla y León and in Lugo in the region of Galicia. Delivery of the wind turbines will begin during the last quarter of 2008. The production from the four wind power plants will satisfy the electricity needs of approx 74,000 Spanish households and will correspond to annual emissions savings of more than 190,000 tons of CO2.

In other Vestas news, the company has received an order for a total of 95.4 MW for Sweden. The order for the Havsnäs project consists of 45 units of the V90-2.0 MW turbine and three units of the V90-1.8 MW wind turbine. The order has been placed by RES Skandinavien AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems Ltd. (RES), which is a leading international wind farm developer, contractor and owner.

The Havsnäs project will be located in the community of Strömsund in the Jämtland region in Sweden. The Havsnäs project is the largest onshore project ever contracted in Sweden and the project is strategically important for the development of the Swedish wind energy market. Delivery of the wind turbines is scheduled for the summer of 2009, and commissioning is expected during the winter of 2009/2010.