Vestas Receives 51 MW Order in Germany

Source: 12/31/2010, Location: Europe

Underlining the productivity and business case of Vestas' newest 3 MW turbine, Vestas Central Europe has received an order for 17 V112-3.0 MW turbines from Windpark GroB Eilstorf GmbH.

The GroB Eilstorf Wind Farm is located in Lower Saxony, Germany. The project has a total capacity of 51 MW and the turbines are scheduled to be installed in 2011.

The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines, foundations, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a 15-year service agreement.

"Vestas is very pleased to see another order for the V112 from this important customer," says Hans Jorn Rieks, President of Vestas Central Europe. "Lower Saxony is a growing region for wind energy in Germany and we think the V112-3.0 MW is an ideal turbine to maximize wind energy production in the region."

Fritz Laabs, Project Developer and Managing Director of Wind Park GroB Eilstorf GmbH, is an experienced wind farmer and a Vestas customer. He has invested in several collective wind parks mainly in the area of Dithmarschen. He says: "The GroB Eilstorf Wind Farm is a complex site, with 52 different landowners. Therefore, it was of great importance that the wind turbines provide the absolute greatest productivity from the available wind resources. After considering various suppliers, a delegation of landowners from GroB Eilstorf visited Vestas' R&D Centre in Aarhus, Denmark. After this experience in Aarhus, we decided to choose Vestas as our turbine supplier. The V112 turbine will optimise energy production from the site and will provide us with the best return of investment," he explains.

About the V112-3.0 MW turbine

The V112-3.0 MW turbine is the product of Vestas' 30 years of knowledge and passion for wind energy and the experience that comes with installing over 41,000 turbines in 65 countries across five continents. Vestas' focus on constant innovation and on applying new technological solutions results in increased performance of our wind turbines and a low cost of energy – ensuring a top-quality business case that generates a solid return on investment for our customers.

This result comes from exhaustive design solutions and subsequent testing of the V112-3.0 MW to optimise the performance of all components and minimise turbine downtime for servicing. A new blade profile, nacelle design and cooling-system deliver optimised operation, while the new generator and full-scale converter technology deliver high, stable plant output complying with most stringent grid requirements worldwide.

The V112-3.0 MW also demonstrates Vestas' focus on providing solutions for the entire global wind energy sector: A turbine that offers a better way to harness the world's ample supplies of low and medium winds and provides excellent grid support contributing to higher grid stability, and a turbine that is easier to transport and install in sites where installing a wind farm presents significant challenges. In addition, the turbine offers very competitive noise performance through configurable noise modes with minimal loss of production.

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