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July 9, 2019

Vestas secures turbine order for citizen-owned windfarm in Germany

Vestas has secured an order for its 12 V112-3.45 MW turbines from Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge for the expansion of a citizen-owned wind park in Schleswig-Holstein, the northernmost state of Germany.

Vestas has secured an order for its 12 V112-3.45 MW turbines from Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge for the expansion of a citizen-owned windfarm in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

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Following this order, the windfarm will have a total installed capacity of 210MW. It can be further expanded up to 300MW and could become one of the world’s largest citizen-owned wind projects.

The existing wind park has an estimated annual production of around 600,000MWh, which can cater to the annual electricity consumption of half a million people.

Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge managing director Dirk Ketelsen said: “This 12 V 112-3.45 MW turbine expansion is another major step to building out our citizen windfarm to provide sustainable energy to the region. We started this journey in 1989 with our first turbine and we plan to expand this citizen windfarm to up to 300 MW in the coming years. With the 12 new turbines, Vestas will have provided 63 V112-turbines for this wind project.”

Vestas Northern & Central Europe key account manager for sales in Germany North Claudia Feki said: “We look forward to working with our long-term customer Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge and help them achieve maximum return on their investment over the wind power plant’s lifetime.

“By expanding this lighthouse citizen-owned windfarm in Northern Germany and choosing the V112-3.45 MW turbine, one of our top performers for high-wind sites, the size, capacity and sustainability of this citizen-owned-wind park make the people of Reußenköge role models for wind power commitment”.

Vestas will be responsible for the supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines as well as for VestasOnline Business SCADA solution. Delivery of the wind turbines is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2020, with commissioning slated for the fourth quarter of 2020.

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