Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems A/S (
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has been racking up an impressive number of new orders lately - especially in the burgeoning Chinese market. Combined with several new manufacturing plants that will increase capacity in the United States, the surge should boost the company's performance in 2011.
Vestas, the world's biggest maker of wind turbines, said last week that its orders from China last year reached a record high.
"In 2010, Vestas has announced almost 1,000 megawatts (MW) worth of orders in China alone, which is a record high order intake for Vestas in this competitive market," the company said in a statement
announcing an order from Chongli Construction Investment Huashi Wind Power Company Ltd.
Vestas got an order for 58 turbines with total capacity of 49.3 megawatts from Chongli China and logged multiple orders from Germany in the past week.