Windpark Kalkriese GmbH has placed an order for 12 V126 3.3-MW turbines for a 39.6-MW wind park in Lower Saxony. The project will use Vestas’ patented Large-diameter Steel Towers to achieve higher hub heights and increased annual energy production.
The turbines will be installed in Kalkriese in the county of Osnabruck in Lower Saxony, with delivery expected to start in the beginning of the first quarter of 2016. Commissioning is expected by the end of the second quarter of 2016. The site’s construction regulations allow a tip height of 200 m, and the project will use the Vestas-patented Large-diameter Steel Towers with 137-m hub heights to maximize energy output.
The contract comprises supply, foundation works, installation, and commissioning of the turbines, along with a 16-year full-scope service agreement (AOM 5000). It will also use a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution to maximize production and minimize downtime.
“Our decision to choose Vestas V126 3.3-MW was mainly based on our evaluation of its profitability,” says Ralf Große-Endebrock managing director of the Kalkriese power plant. “During procurement Vestas also provided insight to the development, production and performance of the V126 3.3-MW, which together with the collaborative and professional approach of the Vestas Sales representatives convinced us that Vestas could deliver the best wind energy solution for our Kalkriese site.”
“I am glad to see the demand for our V126 3.3-MW continues to rise in Germany,” says Knud E. Rissel, Vice President Sales Germany. “The Kalkriese project is a great example of the value that Vestas’ Large-diameter Steel Towers bring to a site that allows for higher hub heights. The people of Kalkriese are taking a pioneering role with the size and capacity of their citizen-owned wind park, and we are very pleased they have chosen us as the supplier of choice.”