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Vestas in 48MW deal for low wind site in China

Danish wind manufacturer to deliver 24 turbines for China’s HECIC in Hebei province

HECIC has ordered 48MW of Vestas low wind turbines for the Changli Datan wind project in Hebei Province

Danish wind manufacturer Vestas is to deliver wind turbines totalling 48MW to a low wind site in China. The company has received the wind turbine order from China's Hebei Construction and Investment Group (HECIC) to develop the wind farm project in Hebei province.

The wind power order is for 24 units of its V100-2.0MW low wind turbines. The turbines will be installed in the Changli Datan wind project in Hebei province in the first quarter of 2014. With average wind speeds in the region of 6m/s , it is amongst the lowest wind speed site in China which Vestas has provided.

Jens Tommerup, president of Vestas Asia Pacific & China, said low wind is an important area of wind power which Vestas should help to lead. "It is important for Vestas to become a strong player in the low wind speed segment," he said. "With lower wind speeds, reliability and productivity of the turbines are ever more important. I am very pleased to see our customers' continuous recognition of our offerings within the low wind regime."

William Lim, public affairs and business development for Asia Pacific & China, added: ''Vestas has the technical abilities to design the layout of a wind farm, and find the turbine model which gives the customers the best business case. In this case, we have chosen the V100-2.0 MW turbine model, which with its larger rotor and rated power of 2.0MW gives the customer the best return on his investments.''

Vestas is becoming a key player in wind power developments in China. Earlier this month, Chinese gas supplier company Hanas New Energy ordered 100MW of wind turbines from Vestas. The deal adds to a 50MW order Hanas made in August. Vestas has become Hanas's sole wind power supplier, as a result of the orders.