Vestas has received an order for 22 V112-3.45 MW turbines from developer, Looft-Schmidt Projekte Erneuerbarer Energien GmbH, for a 76-MW repowering project in Germany.
The turbines will be installed at the Norderwöhrden wind park in Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany, and will replace 40 turbines of various types that were installed over the last 30-plus years.
“We are happy that Looft-Schmidt Projekte Erneuerbarer Energien has again chosen Vestas and opted for our V112-3.45 MW for this repowering project,” said Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Central Europe.
“With five different rotor sizes, taller towers, and different power modes, maximizing annual energy production and optimizing levelized cost of energy, the platform repeatedly proves its versatility across a variety of German wind regimes to the benefit of our customers,” he added.
The firm and unconditional order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service contract and VestasOnline Business SCADA solution. Wind-turbine delivery and commissioning is planned to begin in the third quarter of 2017.
With 13 different companies involved, the project is the result of great collaboration, demonstrating how repowering can provide improved return on investment across asset owners.
“Together with Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog, Norderwöhrden is the cradle of the German energy transition and thus a special place within wind energy in Germany with the first turbines being installed more than 30 years ago,” said Peter Looft and Michael Schmidt, General Managers at Looft-Schmidt Projekte Erneuerbarer Energien. “Vestas’ efficient technology combined with their well-known smooth project execution convinced us to choose them as our partner once again.”
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