Vestas has reached a significant milestone, with the installation of its 55,000th turbine in Germany. The V112-3.0 MW was recently installed at the 27-MW Wallroth-Schlüchtern wind park in Hesse, Germany.
With the addition, Vestas now provides up to 70 GW of capacity in 74 countries across six continents. The company’s wind turbines can cumulatively produce enough power to cover the annual electricity consumption of about 75 million European residential electricity consumers.
“The entire Vestas organization – past and present – has contributed to reaching this industry leading milestone, and we can all take pride in the accomplishment,” said Anders Runevad, President and CEO of Vestas Wind Systems A/S. “This Vestas achievement together with wind energy’s global growth confirms that whether one is looking to power one’s own operations, reduce supply risk and price volatility, or contribute to combatting climate change, investing in wind energy makes economic sense.”
This milestone testifies to the importance of the German market, which is the biggest in Europe and the second largest market for Vestas globally.
“We thank our customers all over the globe and especially in Germany for their trust in wind energy, in our technology, and our people,” said Knud E. Rissel, Vice President Sales Germany.
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