Vestas wins 36 MW order and 20-year service contract with new German customer

The order for 11 V126-3.3 MW turbines was placed by new customer VR Energieprojekte Dötlingen GmbH for a community wind power plant in Lower Saxony, Germany.

The order comprises supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines, along with a 20-year full-scope service agreement (AOM 5000) and VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. Wind turbine delivery is planned to begin in the second and third quarter of 2016, with commissioning expected in the third quarter of 2016.

“This wind energy project is a good example of a community wind farm with local participation.  We were convinced not only by the V126-3.3 MW’s technology and high performance, but by Vestas’ full-scope service agreement as well. We are confident that we chose the right long-term partner providing optimal service solutions for the entire life span of our turbines”, says Hermann Raschen, Managing Director of VR Energieprojekte Dötlingen GmbH.

“We are very pleased that VR Energieprojekte Dötlingen GmbH has chosen the V126-3.3 MW, one of our top performers for low-wind sites, for their wind power plant, and that they are combining it with a 20-year service agreement”, says Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Central Europe. “This choice reflects the strong sense of partnership that has already developed between our two companies, and we look forward to working with VR Energieprojekte Dötlingen GmbH to help them achieve maximum return on their investment over the wind power plant’s lifetime”.

The V126-3.3 MW is part of Vestas’ successful 3 MW platform. With five rotor variants, two nacelle configurations, multiple power modes, and 15 hub heights, the 3 MW platform enables an optimal turbine configuration for each unique wind site, maximising annual energy production (AEP) and optimising levelised cost of energy (LCOE).