Vestas has received an order for a repowering project consisting of nine V117-3.45 MW turbines from Bürger-Windpark Lübke-Koog Nord GmbH & Co.KG. The firm and unconditional order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines as well as a 20-year full-scope Active Output Management 5000 (AOM5000) service agreement. The wind turbines will be installed at Friedrich-Wilhelm-Lübke-Koog in Schleswig-Holstein, close to the North Sea. The project is a repowering project and replaces thirteen V80-2.0 MW turbines. Wind turbine delivery and commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2017.
Lübke-Koog has a long tradition of citizen-owned wind power plants and is home of the first citizen-owned wind park in Germany, installed in 1991. After the repowering project is completed, 95% of all citizens of Lübke Koog will be participating in the project.
“We are very proud of this high participation rate, which creates a strong local support for wind energy. The wind power plant will make an important contribution to regional value creation through tax revenue and donations, supporting local cultural and social activities”, says Arne Möbest, General Manager of Bürger-Windpark Lübke-Koog Nord. “We are working with Vestas since 2004. Vestas has proved to be a strong partner with an excellent service offering and technically reliable wind turbines”.
“We are very pleased that our long-term customer, Bürger-Windpark Lübke-Koog Nord GmbH & Co. KG, has chosen the V117-3.45 MW turbine, one of our top performers for high-wind sites, for this lighthouse citizen-owned wind farm in Northern Germany”, says Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Central Europe. “This choice reflects the strong sense of partnership that exists between our two companies”.