Vestas adds to China momentum with 99MW Datang order

Vestas has secured a 99MW order in China with long-term customer China Datang Renewable.

The Danish OEM will deliver 45 of its V110-2.0 MW turbines, power-optimised to 2.2MW, for a project in Hebei Province. Delivery and commissioning are due from the fourth quarter.

Datang is a major buyer of Vestas turbines, with about 900MW of the manufacturer’s turbines installed.

Vestas is among the western OEMs seeking to make inroads into a Chinese onshore sector dominated by local players, and was the top foreign supplier in the market last year with a 2.2% share, according to figures from the Chinese Wind Energy Association.

Vestas China president Kebao Yang said: "Datang is a long-term customer and the Shandianhe project is another example of our strong partnership and the great business case our wind energy solutions offer in China. The project takes Vestas' announced order intake in China to almost 600MW in 2017, which underlines the progress that our customer relationships and wind energy offerings are driving."