First V112-3.0 MW Onshore Turbines for Belgium

Aspiravi NV and Limburg win(d)t order 3 V112-3.0 MW and 9 V90-2.0 MW turbines for wind power plants in Flanders

Vestas is pleased to announce an order for 27 MW consisting of three units of the V112-3.0 MW and nine units of the V90-2.0 MW for wind power plants in Flanders, Belgium. The order has been placed by Aspiravi NV and Limburg win(d)t.

The contract includes the supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines along with a 15-year full-scope service agreement (AOM 4000). The construction of the turbines for the wind power plants is expected to start end of 2013 and the projects are expected to be commissioned by the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014.

“We are currently operating about 50 Vestas wind turbines in Belgium and abroad and in these projects Vestas has demonstrated to be a partner for us more than purely a contractor. Vestas understands that high level project management combined with flexibility is required during the construction of a wind power plant together with reliable performance during operation. The fact that in 2012 we had already selected the Vestas V112 for the Northwind 216 MW offshore wind power plant proves that we believe in this wind turbine,” says Rik Van de Walle, Director of Aspiravi NV and Limburg win(d)t.

“We are proud to announce the signature for 27 MW in Belgium, including the first three V112-3.0 MW turbines for this market,” states Hans Vestergaard, Senior Vice President Sales, Vestas Central Europe. “Further developing our long-term partnership with Aspiravi NV and Limburg win(d)t, one of the key players in the wind energy sector in Belgium, is part of our continuous efforts to meet our customers’ needs with efficient wind energy solutions. We are happy that Aspiravi NV and Limburg win(d)t demonstrate full confidence in the quality of our technology and the business case certainty we offer.”

Introducing the V112-3.0MW turbine to the Belgian onshore market is yet another milestone in a string of firsts for the turbine. Since its introduction in August 2010, the V112-3.0 MW turbine has been well received by the market, resulting in a firm and unconditional order intake of more than 3 GW. Vestas has now expanded the 3 MW platform to include the V112-3.3 MW, the V117-3.3 MW and the V126-3.3 MW to cover the high, medium and low wind market segments.

Every single day, Vestas wind turbines deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 49,000 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by approximately 55 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Today, Vestas have installed turbines in 73 countries, providing jobs for approximately 18,000 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world.

The headquarters of Vestas Central Europe is located in Hamburg. The business unit is responsible for the sales and marketing of wind power systems as well as for the installation and service of wind power plants in Germany, Benelux, Austria, Russia, Eastern Europe and Southern and Eastern Africa.

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