The wind turbines will be installed in the Eider region in Schleswig-Holstein with delivery of the turbines expected to start in the third quarter of 2014 and commissioning in the fourth quarter.
The contract comprises supply, installation and commissioning of 22 V112-3.3MW turbines along with a Vestas online business SCADA solution and a 15-year full-scope service agreement. The wind farm will produce more than 190GWh per year, enough green energy to power more than 49,000 German four-person households.
“With 700 local residents investing, this power plant is a successful example for a democratic change in the energy mix” said Marcus Alexander Rolfs and Gerald Grimmer, Managing Directors of the Eider wind power plant. “We are confident that Vestas will be an excellent partner. We are impressed by Vestas’ quick supply, installation and commissioning, and convinced by the advanced technology and high performance of the V112-3.3 MW turbine. With its efficient full converter technology, it fulfils even the highest grid requirements.”
Hans Vestergaard, Senior Vice President Sales of Vestas Central Europe, added that the wind farm is a lighthouse project which demonstrates the potential and competitiveness of wind energy solutions, particularly with regard to citizen-owned projects which represent a strong source of support for wind power in northern Germany.
As of 31 December 2013, Vestas has delivered 937 V112-3.0 MW turbines worldwide representing a total capacity of more than 2.8 GW, and has received more than 5 GW of firm orders for this model.