E-Connection has ordered 11 turbines totaling 46 MW from Vestas for the first phase of the Oosterscheldekering wind optimization project, which consists of the four wind parks Binnenhaven, Roggeplaat-West, Noordland Buiten and Vluchthaven.
Located directly on the coastline on a storm surge barrier in the province of Zeeland in the southwest of the Netherlands, Vestas has developed a wind energy solution suited to the high wind conditions of the sites, with average wind speeds of over 9 m/s at hub height.
The project is a combination of new turbines and turbines that replace older turbine types and includes a total of nine V136-4.2 MW turbines and two V117-4.2 MW turbines with site-specific towers, combined with a 15-year Active Production Management (AOM 4000) service contract to maximize annual energy generation and provide competitive energy costs.
The existing five V90-3.0 MW turbines will be replaced by five V136-4.2 MW turbines at Noordland Buiten and Vluchthaven wind parks, which will greatly increase the annual energy output of the sites thanks to more powerful turbines. The Binnenhaven and Roggeplaat-West wind parks will feature four V136-4.2 MW turbines and two V117-4.2 MW turbines respectively.
“We appreciate partnering with a supportive partner like Vestas and collaborating with the province, municipalities, Rijkswaterstaat and environmental organisations. We are looking forward to commissioning phase one of this complex project in summer 2021, signifying a great step for the renewable power supply of the region. Collectively, from spring 2022, the turbines will generate as much wind power as 60,000 households in the Netherlands use annually.”Rick Wasser, director of E-Connection.
“This order comes from our valued customer E-Connection, with whom we have had a productive partnership for about 15 years in the Netherlands. This project re-enforces the success of the V136-4.2 MW turbine for the Dutch market being installed at the sea defense walls at the North Sea in one of the country’s best wind locations.
“It emphasizes our capability to provide customised wind energy solutions for complex projects that significantly contribute to achieving the sustainable energy goals of the Netherlands while at the same time create maximum value for our customer’s business case.”Nils de Baar, president of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.
Deliveries are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021 and commissioning is planned for the same quarter.