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Vestas gets orders in Spain

A strike lasting several months and protests against Vestas' factory closure in León appear to be settling down. Meanwhile, the wind turbine manufacturer has received an order from a neighboring region.

A strike lasting three months has ended in an accord between Vestas and workers in León. | Photo: IndustriAll

Vestas has received an order to supply 93.6 MW to a series of wind farms in the northwestern Spanish region La Maina in the province of Lugo. Novento placed the order for 27 wind turbines rated at 3.3 and 3.6 MW. These turbines will cover the majority of the capacity won by the project developer at last year's Spanish tender. Installation will begin next year, reports media El Progreso.

The order has not yet been officially announced. However, Vestas' regional head of sales, Javier Rodrigues Diez, says in the article that the turbines are "based on technological advances in order to maximize the potential of wind" – a confirmation of sorts.

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