59 MW Order Secures Vestas' Leadership In South Korean Market
Vestas has received an order for the supply of 18 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for the 59.4 MW Yeong Yang Wind Farm project in South Korea.
The order, placed bv GS Yeongyang Windpower Co. Ltd., part of South Korean business powerhouse GS Group, also includes a 10-year full-scope service agreement,
"Vestas is delighted to be chosen as the wind energy solution provider for the Yeong Yang project, which is one of South Korea’s most promising sites,” says Chris Beaufait, President, Vestas Asia Pacific & China.
“This order demonstrates the technical advantages of the V112-3.3 MW turbine, and gives strong endorsement of Vestas’ excellent service capability in the Korean wind market,” he added, “With the largest dedicated wind turbine service capability in the country, and with our many years of experience in maintaining our customers’ assets to the highest levels of availability, Vestas Korea is uniquely positioned to satisfy existing and new customers’ needs.”
“Key to our decision to build our business with Vestas was the cutting-edge technology and excellent operational service back-up of the world’s top wind turbine manufacturer,” said Mr. Ki-Hwan Kim, Representative Director of GS Yeongyang Windpower.
Once the turbines are commissioned, expected in late 2015, the Yeong Yang Wind Farm will produce approximately 135,000 MWh of clean renewable energy each year and will make a significant contribution to helping South Korea achieve its clean energy goals.
Since 1998, Vestas has installed 104 wind turbines in South Korea, totaling 166 MW, making Vestas the market share leader in terms of installations. Today, the majority of these turbines are operated and maintained by Vestas under long-term service agreements.