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July 12, 2021updated 23 Nov 2021 2:49pm

Vestas chosen to supply turbines for EnBW’s He Dreiht offshore wind farm

The turbines are expected to be installed at the 900MW project in the second quarter of 2025.

By Umesh Ellichipuram

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas has been named as the pre-selected tenderer to supply offshore wind turbines for EnBW’s He Dreiht offshore wind project.

The company, which was pre-selected through an EU tender process, claimed that its V236-15.0MW offshore turbine has the capacity to generate 80GWh of energy a year.

The 900MW offshore wind project is located in the German North Sea, about 85km from the island of Borkum and 104km west of the island of Helgoland.

Vestas expects to install its wind turbines at the site in the second quarter of 2025, with commissioning anticipated later that year.

Vestas president and CEO Henrik Andersen said: “Building on our capabilities as the world leader in sustainable energy solutions, Vestas is resolutely back in offshore wind with our industry-leading V236-15.0 MW turbine, and are delighted to be selected as pre-selected tenderer for He Dreiht by EnBW.

“I must pay tribute to EnBW for [our] close collaboration over the past several months on finding the right solutions for their He Dreiht project, and we are delighted to begin our partnership in offshore wind off the German coast.”

German energy company EnBW won the project in 2017 in the country’s first offshore tender process. The wind farm will operate without subsidies.

EnBW Generation chief operating officer Dr Georg Stamatelopoulos said: “Ten years ago, offshore wind energy in Germany was still in its infancy. Back then, we built Baltic I, Germany’s first commercial offshore wind farm.

“Since then, turbine performance has improved more than six-fold in the space of a decade. We are ready to be writing the next chapter in the history of German offshore wind power with He Dreiht.”

EnBW and Vestas will finalise the contractual agreements for the supply of the V236-15.0MW offshore turbines over the coming months and expect to sign a deal by the end of the year.

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