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Vestas receives 55-MW order in China for tall tower turbines

Vestas turbines. Courtesy of Vestas Wind Systems A/S.

October 26 (Renewables Now) - Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) said today it has secured an order in China for 55 MW of “high tower solutions”.

Under the terms of the deal, the company will deliver 25 units of its V110-2.0 MW turbines with 2.2 MW Power Optimised Mode and hub height of 137 metres. The machines will be installed as part of a project in eastern China’s Jiangsu Province. The names of the project and the customer were not disclosed.

The agreement includes a two-year Active Output Management 4000 service contract. It brings the company’s announced order intake in China for 2017 to more than 600 MW. Delivery and commissioning under the latest contract are seen to start in the first half of 2018.

Since 2001, Vestas has erected almost 6,000 wind turbines globally with hub heights exceeding 100 metres. This represents a total capacity of more than 14 GW. Of these turbines over 1,100 are taller than 130 metres and more than 700 are taller than 140 metres, it said in a statement.

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