Austria's Windkraft Simonsfeld to kick off 17 MW wind park expansion

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March 11 (Renewables Now) - Austrian wind power producer Windkraft Simonsfeld AG is planning to start the third expansion phase of the Duernkrut wind farm in the state of Lower Austria that will raise its output by up to 17.1 MW.

The company will install three Nordex turbines each of up to 5.7 MW which, at full capacity, will be capable of generating more electricity within an hour than an average household consumes in a year.

Road construction for the project is set to start in the middle of the year while the installation of the Nordex turbines will begin in the spring of next year with commissioning expected in the course of 2023.

The project has an investment volume of about EUR 25 million (USD 27.7m), Windkraft Simonsfeld has said.

The Duernkrut wind farm went online in 2012 with five turbines of a combined 10 MW. The facility was expanded six years later when four Senvion 3.2M122 NES machines with a total output of 12.75 MW were put into operation to feed about 29.6 million kWh of electricity into the grid.

(EUR 1 = USD 1.108)

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