The order for nine V112-3.45 MW turbines was placed by Windpark Jacobsdorf GmbH & Co. KG for repowering the Odervorland wind power plant in Brandenburg, Germany.
The order comprises supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines, along with a 20-year full-scope service agreement (AOM 4000) and VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. Wind turbine delivery and commissioning is planned to begin in the fourth quarter of 2016.
This order follows earlier orders that have been placed by MLK-Group, the developer of the wind power plant.
“Our long-term partnership with Vestas, the performance of the V112-3.45 MW turbine, and the optimal service package are the drivers behind our decision to once again rely on Vestas as turbine supplier and service partner for the entire life span of our wind power plant”, says Heinrich Lohmann, Managing Director of MLK-Group, which holds the majority of shares of the Windpark Jacobsdorf GmbH & Co. KG.
The V112-3.45 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).
“We are very pleased that our long-time customer, Windpark Jacobsdorf GmbH & Co. KG, decided to use the V112-3.45 MW turbine, one of our top performers for high-wind sites, for this repowering project in Brandenburg. Combining the turbine order with the 20-year service agreement, we look forward to working with Windpark Jacobsdorf GmbH & Co. KG to help them achieve maximum return on their investment over the lifetime of the wind power plant”, says Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Central Europe.
The headquarters of Vestas Central Europe is located in Hamburg, Germany. The business unit is responsible for the sales and marketing of wind power systems as well as for the installation and operation of wind power plants in Germany, Benelux, Austria, Russia, Eastern Europe and Southern and Eastern Africa.
Vestas entered the German market in 1986. Since then, the company has delivered more than 7,100 turbines representing a total capacity of more than 10.8 GW to this key market. Vestas’ full wind energy value chain is represented in Germany; R&D, production, sales locations and a unique service infrastructure as well as business unit headquarters. Vestas employs around 2,000 people in Germany.