09.12.02

9.12.2002: Meldung: Vestas receives V80 order for the US (engl.)

Ringkøbing, 9 December 2002. As mentioned in Vestas Wind Systems A/S" Stock Exchange announcement no. 06/2002 of 3 April 2002, Vestas - American Wind Technology, Inc., a 100 % owned subsidiary of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, gave an option to FPL Energy, LLC, pursuant to which, FPL Energy can order additional turbines for delivery in 2002/2003.
An order has now been issued from FPL Energy, LLC, the largest developer, owner and operator of wind powered generating plants in the United States, for the supply of V80-1.8 MW wind turbines including towers and other services to the Highwinds project located in Solano County, California.
The order has a value to Vestas in excess of mEUR 85 and it is the first major order to the United States for the new Vestas V80-1.8 MW wind turbine - presently the largest commercially available wind turbine in North America. The turbines will be delivered during the first half of 2003.

"We have worked with FPL Energy on this important project for quite some time and we are very pleased that FPL Energy has selected the Vestas V80 turbine for what will become the largest wind energy project in California", says Svend Sigaard, Managing Director of Vestas Wind Systems A/S, and continues; "We have supplied more than one thousand V47-660 kW wind turbines to FPL Energy, LLC and we are pleased to see that FPL Energy is showing similar confidence in our MW class turbines."
"As the turbines are included in our market forecast and production plan, the order will not change our expectations for 2002-2003 or influence the planned adjustments to the labour force, cf. Stock Exchange announcement no. 18/2002 of 26 November 2002", adds Svend Sigaard, Managing Director of Vestas Wind Systems A/S.

For further information, please contact the Board of Management, Vestas Wind Systems A/S,
phone +45 9675 2575
Best regards,
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Svend Sigaard
Managing Director

Contact:
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Smed Sørensens Vej 5
DK-6950 Ringkøbing
Denmark
Tel. +45 96 75 25 75
Fax +45 96 75 24 36
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