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Vestas Northern Europe unit wins Polish order for wind turbines

Danish Vestas Wind Systems AS said its Vestas Northern Europe unit has received an order for 24 units of the group's V80-2.0 MW wind turbine for the Zajaczkowo wind power project.

The project will be installed near Zajaczkowo in the north-western part of Poland with a total output of 48 MW, will become one of the largest wind power plants in the country. The order has been placed by the project company Zajaczkowo Windfarm Sp. Z o.o. formed by Mitsui and J-Power, Japan. Mitsui and J-Power have developed wind power plants both in and outside Japan with a total accumulated capacity of more than 178 MW and 275 MW. The Polish order comprises supply and installation of the wind power plant, including software and a long-term maintenance and service agreement. Delivery of the turbines will start in November 2007, with commissioning scheduled for the H1 of 2008. No financial details were released.

Vestas is the world's leading producer of high-tech wind power systems, with a staff of around 60 to a global hi-tech market-leading group with more than 12,300 employees (December 2006). (vestas.com)