Thursday, 24 March 2011

Germany's PNE Wind teams with Vestas for offshore
Mar 15, 2011

COPENHAGEN, March 15 (Reuters) German wind park developer PNE Wind AG has agreed to cooperate exclusively with Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas (VWS.CO₂ in offshore wind farms in the North Sea, the companies said on Tuesday. Vestas will be supplier for PNE Wind AG's Gode Wind I project, requiring up to 77 turbines, and its Gode Wind III project which is still in the early planning phase but is foreseen with about 15 of Vestas's huge 6 MW turbines, they said.

A Vestas spokesman said, however, that the PNE cooperation deal does not qualify as a firm and unconditional order, which is the kind of order Vestas normally announces. The deal builds on successful cooperation in the Gode Wind II offshore wind park, which will be built in 2012 2013 with 84 Vestas V112 3.0 MW wind turbines, the companies said. "In parallel, the two other Gode Wind projects are to be developed further in such time as to allow their follow on construction", they said.