Vestas Receives 140 MW Order in Poland

With reference to Vestas Wind Systems A/S’ company announcement No. 51/2010 of 30 December 2010, Vestas has received an order from PROKON Energiesysteme GmbH for 70 V90-2.0 MW turbines for a series of wind energy projects in Poland.

The V90-2.0 MW turbines will be placed at several wind farms across Poland, with a total combined capacity of 70 MW. The turbines will have a hub height of 105 metres.

Delivery of the turbines is scheduled to start in late 2011, with completion estimated for late 2012. Twenty-five of the 70 turbines will be installed in 2011. The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines and a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system.

PROKON Energiesysteme GmbH is an experienced and committed German wind energy project investor, planner, developer and operator, located in Itzehoe.

PROKON develops renewable energy projects with a focus on wind energy and has over 15 years of experience with wind projects. Its total installed wind energy capacity is 385.9 MW, which makes PROKON one of the largest and most experienced operators of wind energy in Germany.

PROKON is one of our most important customers and we are once again very pleased that they are showing confidence in our products,” says Hans Jörn Rieks, President of Vestas Central Europe. “As an experienced player in the German and Eastern European wind markets, PROKON’s choice of Vestas turbines shows that we are presenting a compelling business case to our customers.”

“With these 70 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines from Vestas, we will significantly expand our overall portfolio in Poland. We look forward to continuous growth of the PROKON group with Vestas as a strong and reliable partner on our side”, says Carsten Rodbertus, managing partner at PROKON.

About Vestas

Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 41,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by more than 40 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence.

Vestas is the world leader in wind technology, with a history of technological innovation and over 30 years of experience in developing, manufacturing, installing and maintaining wind turbines. Vestas was a pioneer in the wind industry and started to manufacture wind turbines in 1979. In 1987, the company began to concentrate exclusively on wind energy.

Today, Vestas operates in 65 countries, providing jobs for over 20,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world.


Source: vestas, December 30, 2010