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Italy - Vestas Italia receives order of 18 wind turbines for the Callari project in Italy

Contract includes the delivery, installation, commissioning, the VestasOnline™ Business SCADA solution and a 5 year service & availability agreement

Vestas Italia has received an order for 18 units of the V90-2.0 MW wind turbine for the Callari project in Italy, located near the city of Catania in Sicily. The contract includes delivery, installation, commissioning and the VestasOnline™ Business SCADA solution, as well as a 5 year service & availability agreement.

The order has been placed by Callari S.r.l., a company fully owned by Alerion Industries S.p.A., an investment company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, whose core business is production of electricity from renewable energy sources.

“We are very pleased to start our working relationship with Alerion Industries,” says Rainer Karan, General Manager of Vestas Italia S.r.l. – “It is our first project with Callari S.r.l., and we are very proud to have been chosen as a supplier”– adds Rainer Karan, and concludes – “This new order also confirms the attractiveness of Sicily as an ideal setting for wind turbines due to the remarkable wind potential.”

Delivery is scheduled to start in September 2008, and the project will be completed by the end of 2008. With an estimated production of 75,000 MWh per year, the new wind power plant will be able to satisfy the energy needs of approximately 31,000 local households, and save the environment from more than 34,000 tons of CO2.

More about Vestas Italia
Vestas has been operating in the Italian market since 1998. Located in Taranto, in the southern part of Italy, Vestas Italia is the Italian company of Vestas, responsible for sales, installation, service and maintenance of wind power plants for the markets of Italy and the Eastern Mediterranean countries.

Vestas’ production facilities for the turbine model V52-850 kW are also located in Taranto. Vestas has been represented in the wind energy industry in Italy for the past 10 years. With a market share of 57 per cent in cumulative installed capacity by 31 December 2006, Vestas has installed more than half of the wind power plants in Italy.

At present, Vestas employs approximately 600 people in Italy, generating specialized work and know-how, and strongly contributing to the southern Italian economy.

Vestas Italia has been awarded ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications and is constantly striving for high quality standards to be respected and applied in every field of the supply chain.

Any questions in relation to the order may be addressed to Mr Rainer Karan, General Manager of Vestas Italia S.r.l., telephone +39 099 4606 259, or to Mr Ebbe Funk, President of Vestas Mediterranean A/S, telephone + 34 93 241 9800.

Vestas Italia
Posted by Trevor Sievert, Online Editorial Journalist
&quot;Anna Fanelli&quot; <anfan@vestas.com>
Vestas, wind energy, renewable energy, jobs, wind turbine, wind power, wind farm, rotorblade, onshore, offshore

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