Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured an order from Datang Hubei Renewable Energy (Datang Renewable) to supply 27 units of its V100-1.8MW turbines in China.
The turbines with a total capacity of 48.6MW will be installed in the Long Ganhu wind farm in the Hubei province.
The introduction of the newest addition to the 2MW platform in China took place in early 2011.
The contract includes delivery, transportation, installation supervision and commissioning of the wind turbines, a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution as well as a two-year service and maintenance agreement.
The first turbines are scheduled to be delivered in the second quarter of 2012.
Vestas China president Jens Tommerup said the low-wind sites in China is a new market of huge potential, but a new market also implies new challenges for wind power developers.
"Datang Renewable’s selection of Vestas for low-wind sites is the best recognition of our long-term cooperation," said Tommerup.
"The contract is of great significance to us; it not only helps us open up a new market, but also firms our steps towards the exploitation of the dominant wind regime in China".
The application of Vestas V100 at this wind site will set an example for distributed wind power at low-wind sites in other provinces.
Currently, Vestas integrated manufacturing complex in Tianjin is one of the three global manufacturing complexes that are able to produce the V100 turbine.
Caption: Vestas will install 27 units of the V100-1.8MW wind turbine for the Long Ganhu wind farm