The order includes supply and commissioning of the wind turbines along with a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. The turbines will be installed in Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. Wind turbine delivery and commissioning is expected to begin in the second half of 2017.
The project demonstrates the versatility of Vestas’ product portfolio and how it can be customised for any site. The project will employ a combination of V126-3.3 MW with a hub height of 137m and V126-3.45 MW with a hub height of 117m.
This site-specific customisation contributes to lowering the cost of energy and creating the best possible business case for EnBW. “This wind project is another result of our long-term relationship with Vestas and our confidence in their technology. The wind solution provides just the right business case for the project and speaks to our ambition of developing wind parks with the lowest possible cost of energy”, says Dirk Güsewell,Senior Vice President Generation/Portfolio Development of EnBW .
“By combining V126-3.3 MW with V126-3.45 MW turbines, both among our top performers for low-wind sites, for this project in southern Germany, EnBW highlights that Vestas’ technology offerings can be customised to any site and provide a strong business case”, says Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Central Europe. “This choice also reflects the strong sense of partnership that exists between our two companies, and we look forward to working with EnBW to help them achieve their goals and execute their strategy in the onshore wind area”.
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 7,400 turbines representing a total capacity of about 11.6 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.