Vestas has received a 28 MW repowering order from ecoJoule construct for the wind project Brest, located in Lower-Saxony in northern Germany, won in the tender for the Federal Network Agency.
Five EnVentus platform V150-5.6 MW turbines, with concrete hybrid towers with a hub height of 166 meters, will substitute the currently installed turbines to increase annual energy production.
The new tower offering highlights the advantages of the modular EnVentus architecture allowing improved versatility and local conditions optimization. However, relative to steel tower solutions, the hybrid tower approach would reduce the CO2 emissions of the turbines by more than 20 percent.
“We are pleased to be building the Brest repowering project with the Vestas EnVentus V150-5.6 MW wind turbine. With this platform, we decided on a product suitable for our project and were successfully awarded in the tender of the Federal Network Agency for a highly competitive grid expansion area. We are building on our first ambitious project with Vestas, with whom we built the world’s first wind turbine with a total height of 150m at wind park Oyten in 2000.”Dr. Alexander Jäger-Bloh, managing director ecoJoule.
“We are excited to partner with our long-term customer ecoJoule construct GmbH on the first wind energy project, combining the highly efficient V150-5.6 MW turbine variant of our EnVentus platform and the concrete hybrid tower, taking advantage of the favourable wind conditions at 166m hub height. The state-of-the-art wind energy solution provides a competitive levelised cost of energy to maximize the return of investment for our customer.”Alex Robertson, VP sales DACH, Vestas Northern & Central Europe.
The repowering doubles the capacity of the project to generate enough electricity to power the entire municipality of Brest and moreover about a quarter of local households in the district of Stade.
The project will feature a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution which will reduce the downtime of turbines and thus maximize energy efficiency. The contract also includes the wind turbine supply, installation and commissioning, as well as a service agreement for 20 years of Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000).
Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2021.