August 21 (Renewables Now) - German renewables developer Juwi Group has started work at the site of its Lauda-Koenigshofen wind project in Rhineland-Palatinate, with plans to have the two 3.45-MW turbines commissioned by year-end.
The company said Tuesday the pre-construction activities are taking place by the end of the summer. The excavation of the pits for the foundations, which will have a diameter of about 22 metres, is planned to start next month.
Juwi selected for the project the V126-3.45 MW turbine by Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS), designed for inland locations such as these in southwestern Germany. The output from the park is estimated to be 17.5 million kWh per year, or as much as 5,300 local households consume.
The Lauda-Koenigshofen scheme was among the winners in the onshore wind tender held in Germany in May 2018.