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Vestas wins 33MW Indian order

INDIA: Vestas has won a deal from Orient Green Power to supply 33MW for a development to be built in the Tamil Nadu state, southern India.

Vestas V82 1.65MW turbine has proved popular among Indian developers
Vestas V82 1.65MW turbine has proved popular among Indian developers

The project will use 20 V82 1.65MW turbines, which specialise in low-wind areas, and is set to come online during the second quarter of 2011. Additionally the deal includes a 10-year operations and maintenance agreement.

The V82 turbine has been ordered for a number of Indian projects recently. In August, Hong Kong-based wind developer CLP ordered 24 V82 1.6MWs (40MW) for a wind farm being developed in Karnataka, southern India.

More recently, Acciona ordered 34 of Vestas' V82 1.65MW turbines for a 56MW development in the southwestern state of Karnataka.

Sean Sutton, President of Vestas Asia Pacific said: "The Vestas V82 platform is a tested and proven solution for the moderate wind regime in Tamil Nadu and our project execution track record and capability are second to none."

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