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Vestas to upgrade 100 MW of turbines for China Datang

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November 29 (Renewables Now) - Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems AS (CPH:VWS) has won a deal from existing customer China Datang Group to upgrade 50 of its 2-MW turbines at two Chinese wind farms.

The service contract will see the turbine manufacturer upgrade its V80-2.0 MW machines so as to boost their output. This will be achieved by using Vestas’ performance enhancing PowerPlus products, the Danish firm said on Thursday.

The goal is to improve project reliability through site-specific optimisation of operational parameters, implementation of intelligent software algorithms and enhanced aerodynamic performance.

“The Vestas PowerPlus upgrade service can effectively help us increase the annual energy production of our wind farms, allowing us to achieve further benefits from the operating wind farms with high subsidy,” said Datang Group’s operations deputy director Hongkai Sun.

Vestas has installed over 6.9 GW of turbine capacity in China since its entry into that market in 1986.

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