MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has secured an order from Northland Power to supply 31 V164-8MW turbines for the 252MW Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) windpower project to be located around 95km off the cost of German North Sea.
The deal also includes a 15-year, full scope service package to maximise on-site power production.
Installation of the wind turbines is expected to be carried out by 2019.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind CEO Jens Tommerup said: “The order affirms the strength of the V164-8MW as a very competitive turbine for the German market, where distance from the coast and deeper waters demands a larger and more powerful machine.”
DeBu will be situated 77km from Northland Power’s other German offshore wind project Nordsee One.
Upon completion, DeBu is expected to generate enough energy to meet the needs of more than178,000 households.
It will also reduce carbon emissions by more than 360,000t annually.
Image: A MHI Vestas wind turbine. Photo: courtesy of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.