BWP Eider has awarded a contract to Vestas to supply turbines for one of Germany’s largest citizen-owned wind power plants.
Under the contract, Vestas will supply 72.6MW worth of wind turbines to be installed in the region of Eider in Schleswig-Holstein.
Delivery of wind turbines will begin in the third quarter of 2014 and commissioning is expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2014.
The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of 22 V112-3.3MW turbines, along with a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution and a 15-year full-scope service agreement (AOM 5000).
Upon completion, the wind farm will generate more than 190GWh per year, enough to power more than 49,000 German four-person-households.
Eider wind power plant managing directors Marcus Alexander Rolfs and Gerald Grimmer said that with 700 local residents investing, this power plant is a successful example for a democratic change in the energy mix.
"We are confident that Vestas will be an excellent partner. We are impressed by Vestas’ quick supply, installation and commissioning, and convinced by the advanced technology and high performance of the V112-3.3 MW turbine. With its efficient full converter technology, it fulfils even the highest grid requirements," Rolf and Grimmer said.
Vestas Central Europe Senior vice-president Sales Hans Vestergaard said, "The citizen-owned wind power plant Eider is a lighthouse project, which shows the potential and competitiveness of our wind energy solutions. Citizen-owned wind power plants is a key part of the particularly strong support for wind power we see especially in northern Germany."