Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has signed its first order in 2011 with China Longyuan Power Group, the country’s largest renewable business in terms of generation, for 24 2 MW wind turbines.

The turbines, which are the V80 model and will generate a total of 48 MW of power, will be installed in Zhongmen, Putian County in the coastal province of Fujian in south eastern China.

Longyuan and Vestas have been working together since 2005 installing 360 wind turbines and generating more than 500 MW of wind projects so far.

Longyuan chief executive, Xie Changjun, said: “In 2011, we are stepping up our efforts to deliver more sophisticated service solutions in China.

“This means we will make full use of our unique skills to provide our customers with tailored, timely and comprehensive solutions – while at the same time keeping safety and quality our top priority.”

Vestas installed China’s first wind turbines in Shandong in 1986, and as of 31 December 2010, Vestas has installed almost 3,000 MW of clean energy across thirteen provinces in China. This makes Vestas one of the biggest accumulated suppliers of wind power plants in China.

Luke Walsh

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