Vestas announced it has won a service order from China Datang Group to upgrade 50 V80-2.0 MW turbines in two wind parks.
The 100 MW contract underlines the market opportunity for fleet optimization and aftersales service in the Chinese wind market that according to China Wind Energy Association has more than 25 GW onshore wind turbines that has been in operation for over ten years.
China Datang Group will leverage Vestas’ PowerPlus products to enhance performance of the wind turbines and increase the energy production.
“The Vestas PowerPlus upgrade service can effectively help us increase the annual energy production of our wind farms, making us further benefit from the operating wind farms with high subsidy,” said Hongkai Sun, deputy director of Operation, Datang Group Chifeng Subsidiary. “Choosing to cooperate with Vestas in aftersales can further optimize our return on investment”.
“This deal showcases how Vestas can leverage its market experience, broad service solutions portfolio and mature supply chain to provide additional value for our customers in China throughout the duration of a wind park’s 20-year lifecycle,” said Bob Yin, vice president of Vestas China Service and Construction.
This deal comes immediately after a deal for 269 MW of turbines from a customer in the US. The wind turbine order consists of three V110-2.0 MW turbines.