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Global: Vestas installs its 55,000th turbine and achieves 70 GW of installed capacity

Vestas wind turbines cumulatively can produce enough power to cover the annual electricity consumption of about 75 million European residential electricity consumers.

Vestas having installed 55,000 turbines and 70 GW of capacity in 74 countries across six continents is strong evidence of our ability to provide wind energy solutions anywhere in the world.  It underscores Vestas’ global industry leadership and reaffirms the growing reality that wind energy is the best of all worlds – cost-competitive, readily available, and carbon-free.  Globally in 2014, wind energy accounted for about 20 percent of all newly installed power generation capacity, and that share is set to continue growing in the future. 

“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 combatting climate change, investing in wind energy makes economic sense”.

The 55,000th turbine is a V112-3.0 MW that has been installed at the 27 MW Wallroth-Schlüchtern wind park in Hesse, Germany.  That the milestone has been reached here 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” 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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