Vestas wins 72.6 MW order for one of Germany’s largest citizen-owned wind power plants

BWP Eider GmbH & Co. KG orders 22 V112-3.3 MW wind turbines for Schleswig-Holstein.

Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order for 72.6 MW from BWP Eider GmbH & Co. KG for their citizen-owned wind power plant in northern Germany.

The wind turbines will be installed in the region of Eider in Schleswig-Holstein. Wind turbine delivery is planned to start in the third quarter of 2014 and commissioning is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2014.
The contract comprises supply, installation and commissioning of 22 V112-3.3 MW turbines, along with a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution as well as a 15-year full-scope service agreement (AOM 5000).

With 700 local residents investing, this power plant is a successful example for a democratic change in the energy mix,“ say Marcus Alexander Rolfs und 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.

The wind power plant will produce more than 190 GWh per year, enough green energy to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 49,000 German four-person-households.

The citizen-owned wind power plant Eider is a lighthouse project, which shows the potential and competitiveness of our wind energy solutions,” says Hans Vestergaard, Senior Vice President Sales of Vestas Central Europe. “Citizen-owned wind power plants is a key part of the particularly strong support for wind power we see especially in northern Germany.

In August 2010, Vestas released the first wind turbine in its new 3 MW platform, the V112-3.0 MW turbine, which has been very well received by the market. 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.