Vestas has received a 43 MW order from long-term customer NOTUS Energy Plan for the Günthersdorf project that will be located in Brandenburg in eastern Germany.
The contract covers the supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a service agreement for 20 years of Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000). The project will feature a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution which will reduce the downtime of turbines and thus maximize energy efficiency.
Vestas has developed a solution to suit the low to medium wind conditions at the site that will feature eleven V136-3.45 MW turbines and one V126-3.45 MW turbine with all 12 turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimized Mode with hub heights of 132 meters and 137 meters respectively.
Equipped with the Vestas Ice Detection System and the Vestas Bat Protection System, the customizable site configuration in conjunction with a 20-year Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service agreement illustrates both the versatility of the 4 MW platform turbines.
“We started planning the project in 2008 with V90 turbines, later pursued V112 turbines, then got V126-3.45 MW turbines approved after a few years, and finally optimized for the V136-3.45 MW. An essential basis for the successful approval after a long planning period, is the close and trustful cooperation with Vestas. We are particularly pleased that the blades of the V136-3.45 MW are being delivered from the nearby Lauchhammer factory and that we can make an even greater contribution to local added value with this project.”Heiner Röger, CEO NOTUS Energy Plan.
“We always strive to help our partners optimize their business case. In this project, the versatility of our turbine portfolio enabled our valued customer NOTUS to upgrade from the originally permitted V126 to the V136 with only a minor change to their permit. Despite the historically low levels of permitting in the German market, this large project signifies that the market is recovering.”Nils de Baar, president of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.
Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2021.