The order comprises supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines, along with a 20-year full-scope service agreement (AOM 5000) and VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. Wind turbine delivery is planned to begin in the second and third quarter of 2016, with commissioning expected in the third quarter of 2016.
“This wind energy project is a good example of a community wind farm with local participation. We were convinced not only by the V126-3.3 MW’s technology and high performance, but by Vestas’ full-scope service agreement as well. We are confident that we chose the right long-term partner providing optimal service solutions for the entire life span of our turbines”, says Hermann Raschen, Managing Director of VR Energieprojekte Dötlingen GmbH.
“We are very pleased that VR Energieprojekte Dötlingen GmbH has chosen the V126-3.3 MW, one of our top performers for low-wind sites, for their wind power plant, and that they are combining it with a 20-year service agreement”, says Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Central Europe. “This choice reflects the strong sense of partnership that has already developed between our two companies, and we look forward to working with VR Energieprojekte Dötlingen GmbH to help them achieve maximum return on their investment over the wind power plant’s lifetime”.
The V126-3.3 MW is part of Vestas’ successful 3 MW platform. With five rotor variants, two nacelle configurations, multiple power modes, and 15 hub heights, the 3 MW platform enables an optimal turbine configuration for each unique wind site, maximising annual energy production (AEP) and optimising levelised cost of energy (LCOE).
Every single day, Vestas wind turbines (vestas.com) deliver clean energy that supports the global fight against climate change. Wind power from Vestas’ more than 55,700 wind turbines currently reduces carbon emissions by over 60 million tons of CO2 every year, while at the same time building energy security and independence. Today, Vestas has installed turbines in 74 countries, providing jobs for around 19,600 passionate people at our service and project sites, research facilities, factories and offices all over the world. With 52 percent more megawatts installed than our closest competitor and more than 71 GW of cumulative installed capacity worldwide, Vestas is the world leader in wind energy.
The headquarters of Vestas Central Europe is located in Hamburg, Germany. The business unit is responsible for the sales and marketing of wind power systems as well as for the installation and operation of wind power plants in Germany, Benelux, Austria, Russia, Eastern Europe and Southern and Eastern Africa.
Vestas entered the German market in 1986. Since then, the company has delivered more than 7,000 turbines representing a total capacity of more than 10 GW to this key market. Vestas’ full wind energy value chain is represented in Germany; R&D, production, sales locations and a unique service infrastructure as well as business unit headquarters. Vestas employs around 1,900 people in Germany.