Vestas has received an order for a repowering project consisting of nine V117-3.45 MW turbines from Bürger-Windpark Lübke-Koog Nord GmbH & Co.KG. The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 20-year full-scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement.
The wind turbines will be installed at Friedrich-Wilhelm-Lübke-Koog in Schleswig-Holstein, close to the North Sea. The project is a repowering project and will replace 13, V80-2.0 MW turbines. Wind turbine delivery and commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2017.
“We are very pleased that our long-term customer, Bürger-Windpark Lübke-Koog Nord GmbH & Co. KG, has chosen the V117-3.45 MW turbine, one of our top performers for high-wind sites, for this lighthouse citizen-owned wind farm in Northern Germany,” said Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Central Europe. “This choice reflects the strong sense of partnership that exists between our two companies.”
Lübke-Koog has a history of citizen-owned wind-power plants and is home of the first citizen-owned wind park in Germany, installed in 1991. After the repowering project is completed, 95% of all citizens of Lübke Koog will be participating in the project.
“We are very proud of this high participation rate, which creates a strong local support for wind energy. The wind-power plant will make an important contribution to regional value creation through tax revenue and donations, supporting local cultural and social activities,” said Arne Möbest, General Manager of Bürger-Windpark Lübke-Koog Nord.
“We are working with Vestas since 2004. Vestas has proved to be a strong partner with an excellent service offering and technically reliable wind turbines,” added Möbest.
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