Vestas Receives 66 MW Order in Italy

Source: 12/31/2010, Location: Europe

Vestas has received through Ansaldo Energia S.p.A. an order from Winbis S.p.A. for the delivery of 22 V90-3.0 MW wind turbines for the Bisaccia Wind Farm, which will be installed in the municipality of Bisaccia in Campania, Italy.

The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines and a ten-year service agreement. Delivery of the turbines will start at the end of 2011.

WinBis S.p.A. is part of the EGL Group, one of Europe's leading operators specialised in production, distribution, and trading of electricity. EGL has identified the exploitation of renewable energy sources, including wind energy, as key in their strategy. With WinBis, the EGL Group is entering the wind power generation sector, considered the most promising technology with regards to renewable energy sources.

Ansaldo Energia S.p.A. is Italy's leading producer of thermoelectric power plants, operating on international markets. Ansaldo Energia belongs to the Finmeccanica Group, which a major player worldwide and the largest of the high-tech industrial Groups based in Italy.

The order has been received by a temporary business association established between Vestas Italia S.r.l. and General Construction, a company which will be taking care of the wind power plant's balance of plant.

"It is with a great pleasure that we announce this new order, which shows Winbis' commitment to clean and sustainable energy", says Juan Araluce, President of Vestas Mediterranean, and continues: "We are confident to meet their expectations in terms of supplying the best possible wind power solutions for this project."

Rainer Karan, Managing Director of Vestas Italia continues: "We are proud of having been chosen as wind turbine supplier for this specific project in Campania, and we look forward to a long and valued relationship with Ansaldo Energia S.p.A., Winbis S.p.A. and indirectly with the EGL Group. As a first time buyer, the company has shown their confidence in the business case certainty that Vestas offers through our wind turbines and our cutting-edge technology."

The Bisaccia wind power plant has an estimated annual production of 116,000 MWh per year, which corresponds to the residential electricity consumption of 102,000 persons in Italy. Moreover, the wind farm will save the environment from more than 45,000 tons of CO2 emissions on an annual basis.

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