Denmark's Vestas wins 294MW of orders
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas said on Thursday it has won orders from Germany, Poland and Norway to supply wind turbines with total capacity of 294MW.
In Germany, 12 lots of 3MW and 32 lots of 2MW turbines, with a total capacity of 100MW, will be supplied for various projects in Hessen, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Brandenburg.
A further 70 times 2MW turbines, with combined capacity of 140MW, have been ordered by the German PROKON Energiesysteme for a series of wind energy projects in Poland. Vestas said delivery of these turbines is scheduled for 2011, with completion estimated for late 2012.
Vestas also announced that turbines, with combined capacity of 54MW, have been ordered by the Norwegian Troms Kraft, but it gave no further details.
The order will come as some relief to Vestas. Earlier this year CEO Ditlev Engel warned the industry that the wind may be knocked out of its sails in 2011, because of a forecast fall in demand.
Engel said that, despite a pick-up in 2010, he still saw "a lot of uncertainty in the European markets" going forward (see EDEM 29 October 2010).
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