Vestas lands Chinese triple order

CHINA: Danish manufacturer Vestas has announced three orders from China, totalling 156.2MW.

Vestas has announced three orders in China totalling over 150MW

The three orders are all placed for Vestas' 2MW plaform of turbines.

The largest order was for 55MW of the company's turbines, however, more specific details of model and project developer and location were not released.

However, Vestas has also revealed two further orders. Firstly 22 V110-2MW turbines, optimised to produce 2.2MW each, will be delivered to a 48.4MW project in the Shandong Province, east China.

Once again, the customer name was undisclosed. Delivery and commissioning is expected in Q3 2017, Vestas said.

The third order, also for the V110-2MW turbine, again optimised to 2.2MW, is for developer HECIC-New Energy in Hebei Province.

The 52.8MW Liutai project will see 24 turbines installed at the site in Qinhuangdao City in Q4 2017.

In February, Vestas rearranged its Asian sales unit, splitting it in two with one to focus solely on China, and a second to serve the rest of the Asian-Pacific region.

According to figures from the Chinese Wind Energy Association (CWEA), Vestas was the largest non-domestic OEM in China in 2016, installing 510MW just ahead of nearest foreign rival Gamesa (498MW).

Vestas increased its market share from 0.9% in 2015, to 2.2% last year, CWEA's figures stated, becoming China's 12th largest supplier.