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Vestas secures 25MW auction win in Germany

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Vestas has signed a 25 MW contract with long-standing customer PNE for the Boitzenhagen wind project in Lower Saxony, Northern Germany.

The order is originating from Germany’s fourth auction in 2020 for wind energy.

Vestas developed a site-specific wind power solution in close cooperation with PNE, featuring one V126-3.45 MW turbine at 137 meters hub height and six V136-3.45 MW turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimized Mode at 132 meters hub height in accordance with a long-term service agreement.

The tailor-made solution leverages the versatility of the 4 MW platform to optimize the energy output of the project while catering to local needs.

“With this German wind project, we are reaching another milestone in our long-standing cooperation with Vestas. In addition to other international projects for which we have agreed a cooperation with Vestas, this project is another important contribution to the energy transition. As an internationally operating energy solution provider, we value Vestas’ global orientation combined with its ability to adapt to local conditions.”

Markus Lesser, CEO of PNE.

“We’re pleased to continue our close partnership with PNE AG. We see an increase in permitting activity and the volume of permitted projects is slowly growing. If we want to put the brakes on climate change and boost the economy, now is the time to get permitting in Germany back up to full speed.

“This year we are executing multiple deals with PNE in different counties across Europe. We are proud to be a part of their success both in their home market and internationally.”

Alex Robertson, vice president sales DACH, Vestas Northern and Central Europe.

Furthermore, the contract covers the supply, installation and commissioning of wind turbines, as well as a 20-year support agreement for Active Output Managment 4000 (AOM 4000). A VestasOnline Business SCADA solution will feature in the project, reducing turbine downtime and thus maximizing energy production.

It is expected that deliveries and commissioning will start in the fourth quarter of 2021.

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