Vestas Receives 100 MW of Orders from Hanas
Vestas has received two orders totalling 100 MW from Ningxia-based Hanas New Energy (Hanas), the leading regional natural gas supplier in China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region (NHAR). Less than a month ago, Hanas ordered 50 MW from Vestas, which brought Hanas’ portfolio of Vestas turbines up to 250 MW. With today’s two additional orders, Hanas’ portfolio of Vestas turbines amounts to 350 MW and Vestas remains the sole supplier.
The two orders consist of 50 units of the new V100-2.0 MW turbine model which is built on the well-known 2 MW platform which, with its large rotor diameter, is designed and optimised for low wind sites. The turbines will be installed in the Yanchi wind farm.
The orders comprise turbine supply and delivery, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution and a standard two-year service agreement. The order does not include towers. Delivery of the first wind turbine is expected to start in the second quarter of 2014.
On the fruitful partnership with Hanas, President of Vestas Asia Pacific & China Jens Tommerup notes, “It is truly delightful to develop our business with a customer who has the same priorities and views of a successful wind project as we do. With high demands for performance and with the aspiration of building a strong and healthy business, Hanas’ priorities resemble those of Vestas for the Chinese market, where we are seeking to build partnerships that contribute to a healthy business for Vestas.”
Towards 2015, Hanas New Energy intends to build up a total wind energy capacity of one GW in the windy autonomous region of Ningxia in north western China.