Vestas has received an order from Vattenfall Wind Development Netherlands B.V. for the Jaap Rodenburg II project in the Netherlands. The wind project will be installed in the Province Flevoland, near Almere and will feature ten V117-3.45 MW turbines with 91.5 m towers delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode to maximise energy production in the site’s medium to high wind conditions, while meeting the local tip height requirements. This repowering project will replace the 10 V66 turbines and will more than double the installed capacity at the location.
“In Vestas we find a well-known and valued business partner and we look forward to work together to realise Jaap Rodenburg II. Vattenfall wants to make fossil free living possible within one generation. Expanding renewable generation capacity is a core part of that mission,” says Joost de Gooijer, Project Development Manager, Vattenfall Wind Development Netherlands B.V. “With the V117 we selected a reliable turbine, with proven technology which we believe is the best solution for this site.”
“This project enables a highly competitive business case for our valued, long-term business partner and offers the lowest cost of energy to the Dutch energy consumers. It marks another step forward for renewable energy in the Netherlands,” states Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.
The project will feature a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution, lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output. The contract further includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 10-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.
Deliveries are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the second quarter of 2021.
For the Günthersdorf project that will be located in Brandenburg in eastern Germany, Vestas has received a 43 MW order from long-term customer NOTUS energy Plan GmbH & Co. KG.
Vestas has developed a solution to fit the site’s low to medium wind conditions that features eleven V136-3.45 MW turbines and one V126-3.45 MW turbine with all 12 turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode with hub heights of 132 metres and 137 metres respectively. Equipped with the Vestas Ice Detection System and the Vestas Bat Protection System, the customised site configuration in combination with a 20-year Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service agreement demonstrates both the flexibility of Vestas’ 4 MW platform turbines, and Vestas’ ability to create tailormade site layouts designed to optimise the energy production of wind projects while minimising the environmental impact.
“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 optimised 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,” says Heiner Röger, CEO NOTUS energy Plan GmbH & Co. KG. “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.”
“We always strive to help our partners optimise 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,” states Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “Despite the historically low levels of permitting in the German market, this large project signifies that the market is recovering.”
The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement. The project will feature a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution, lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output.
Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2021.