Vestas has received a 43 MW order from long-term customer NOTUS energy Plan GmbH & Co. KG, for the Gunthersdorf project that will be located in Brandenburg in eastern Germany.
Vestas has developed a solution to fit the site’s low to medium wind conditions that features eleven V136-3.45 MW turbines and one V126-3.45 MW turbine with all 12 turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode with hub heights of 132m and 137m respectively. Equipped with the Vestas Ice Detection System and the Vestas Bat Protection System, the customised site configuration in combination with a 20-year Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service agreement demonstrates both the flexibility of Vestas’ 4 MW platform turbines, and Vestas’ ability to create tailormade site layouts designed to optimise the energy production of wind projects while minimising the environmental impact.
“We started planning the project in 2008 with V90 turbines, later pursued V112 turbines, then got V126-3.45 MW turbines approved after a few years, and finally optimised for the V136-3.45 MW. An essential basis for the successful approval after a long planning period, is the close and trustful cooperation with Vestas”, states Heiner Röger, CEO NOTUS energy Plan GmbH & Co. KG. “We are particularly pleased that the blades of the V136-3.45 MW are being delivered from the nearby Lauchhammer factory and that we can make an even greater contribution to local added value with this project”.
“We always strive to help our partners optimise their business case. In this project, the versatility of our turbine portfolio enabled our valued customer NOTUS to upgrade from the originally permitted V126 to the V136 with only a minor change to their permit”, states Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “Despite the historically low levels of permitting in the German market, this large project signifies that the market is recovering.”
The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement. The project will feature a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution, lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output.
Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2021.