ECN Testpark is a 67.3MW onshore wind power project. It is located in North Holland, Netherlands. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2003. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project was developed by Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands and Vestas Wind Systems. Connected Infrastructure Capital and Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands are currently owning the project.

The ECN Testpark (ECN Testpark I), has 80m high towers.

The ECN Testpark (ECN Testpark III), has 100m high towers.

The ECN Testpark (ECN Testpark VII), has 117m high towers.

Development status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in 2003.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the ECN Testpark (ECN Testpark I) is sold to Vattenfall under a power purchase agreement, starting from 2003.

Contractors involved

Vestas Wind Systems was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the ECN Testpark (ECN Testpark VII).

ECN Testpark (ECN Testpark I) is equipped with Nordex N80 (2.5 MW) turbines. The phase consists of 5 turbines with 2.5MW nameplate capacity.

ECN Testpark (ECN Testpark II) is equipped with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SWT-3.6-120 turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 3.6MW nameplate capacity.

ECN Testpark (ECN Testpark III) is equipped with XEMC Darwind XD115-5MW turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 5MW nameplate capacity.

ECN Testpark (ECN Testpark IV) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 2.5MW nameplate capacity.

ECN Testpark (ECN Testpark V) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 2.7MW nameplate capacity.

ECN Testpark (ECN Testpark VI) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines, each with 3.2MW nameplate capacity.

ECN Testpark (ECN Testpark VII) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V126-3.45MW turbines. The phase consists of 8 turbines with 3.8MW nameplate capacity.

ECN Testpark (ECN Testpark VIII) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 4.2MW nameplate capacity.

Nordex and Vestas Wind Systems were contracted to render operations & maintenance services for the project.

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About Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands

Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN) is an energy research institute that provides strategic advisory services. The institute provides services such as technology transfer, strategic advice, testing, measurements and analysis; and investment services, among others. It provides investment services such as venture capital investments, integrated feasibility studies and evaluations; and investor requirement and information services, among others. ECN also provides energy research programs such as solar energy program, wind energy program, biomass program, energy and industry program and storage and integration of renewable energy program. The institute provides its services in areas such as solar energy, wind energy, biomass, energy efficiency, policy studies, environmental assessment en engineering and materials, among others. It operates through its offices in the Netherlands, China and Belgium, among others. ECN is headquartered in Petten, the Netherlands.

About Vestas Wind Systems

Vestas Wind Systems AS (Vestas) is a renewable energy company. It designs, manufactures, installs, and provides services to onshore and offshore power converters, wind turbines, blades and towers. The company’s solutions encompass parts and repair to preventive inspections and advanced repairs. It’s service offerings of Vestas include data-driven consultancy, fleet optimization, blade maintenance and inspection, power generator repairs, and gearbox exchange. Vestas partners customers to monitor wind energy production and performance of the wind power plant throughout its lifetime. The company serves customers across the world, and has manufacturing and testing facilities in North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Vestas is headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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