Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge GmbH & Co. KG has placed an order for 12 V112-3.45 MW wind turbines for the expansion of a citizen-owned wind farm in Schleswig-Holstein.
With this order, the wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 210 MW with the possibility of a further expansion up to 300 MW in the coming years, making it one of the world’s largest citizen-owned wind energy projects.
The current wind farm has an estimated annual production of around 600.000 MWh, which can cover the annual electricity consumption of half a million German citizens.
“This 12 V 112-3.45 MW wind turbine expansion is another major step to building out our citizen wind farm to provide sustainable energy to the region. We started this journey in 1989 with our first turbine and we plan to expand this citizen wind partk to up to 300 MW in the coming years. With the 12 new wind turbines, Vestas will have provided 63 V112 wind turbines for this wind energy project”, states Dirk Ketelsen, Managing Director Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge GmbH & Co. KG.
“We look forward to working with our long-term customer Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge GmbH & Co. KG and help them achieve maximum return on their investment over the wind power plant’s lifetime”, says Claudia Feki, Key Account Manager, Sales Germany North, Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “By expanding this lighthouse citizen-owned wind farm in Northern Germany and chosing the V112-3.45 MW wind turbine, one of our top performers for high-wind sites, the size, capacity and sustainability of this citizen-owned-wind park make the people of Reußenköge role models for wind power commitment”.
The order comprises supply, installation, and commissioning of the wind turbines and a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. Wind turbine delivery is planned to begin in the third quarter of 2020, with commissioning expected in the fourth quarter of 2020.