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Vestas Reaches 70 GW Of Installed Capacity

Announced this week, Vestas Wind Systems has now installed 55,000 wind turbines, and an installed capacity of 70 GW.

In a press release on its website, the Danish wind energy behemoth revealed that it had not only installed its 55,000th turbine, and that it had reached 70 GW of capacity installed in 74 countries across six continents, but that the cumulative power being generated by Vestas wind turbines is now enough to cover the annual electricity consumption of approximately 75 million European residents.

“The entire Vestas organisation – past and present – has contributed to reaching this industry-leading milestone, and we can all take pride in the accomplishment,” says 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 combating climate change, investing in wind energy makes economic sense.”

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Vestas installed its 55,000th turbine at the 27 MW Wallroth-Schlüchtern wind park in Hesse, Germany — a V112-3.0 MW turbine. That the milestone happened in Germany is testament to the importance of the German wind energy industry, 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” says Knud E. Rissel, Vice President Sales Germany. “More than 1,900 Vestas employees in Germany, representing the company’s full value chain, are focused on being the very best wind energy partners for our customers and have contributed to Vestas becoming one of the leading wind technology providers in Germany.”

 
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