The firm and unconditional order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 20-year full-scope service agreement (AOM 4000) and VestasOnline Business SCADA solution. The wind turbines will be installed at the Prignitz wind park in Brandenburg, eastern Germany. Wind turbine delivery and commissioning is planned to begin in the first quarter of 2017.
“Vestas’ highly advanced technology, short delivery times, and fast installation convinced us that they were the ideal partner for this repowering project”, says Knud-Erik Andersen, CEO of European Energy.
Manuel Lasse, Managing Director of Green Wind Energy adds that, “The V126-3.45 MW turbine in combination with the smooth project execution that Vestas is known for, is ideal for our repowering project in Prignitz. To us, one of the most important aspects of this project was to get the support of the local community, now and in the future, and working with Vestas definitely helped that along”.
“We’re very happy to add this latest agreement to our portfolio with our long-term customers, European Energy and Green Wind Energy. The turbines for the Prignitz wind project are another example of the increasing demand for our 3 MW platform in Germany. The platform repeatedly proves its versatility across a variety of German wind regimes, as our customers are benefitting from the five different rotor sizes, taller towers, and different power modes, thereby maximising annual energy production and optimising the levelised cost of energy”, says Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Central Europe.
Since the Vestas 3 MW-platform’s debut, more than 10 GW have been installed globally, both onshore and offshore.
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 7,300 turbines representing a total capacity of more than 11 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 2,300 people in Germany.