Rakower Buergerwindpark GmbH & Co KG has contracted Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) to repower a citizen-owned wind park in eastern Germany, more than doubling its current installed capacity.
The Danish wind turbine manufacturer has received an order to replace four of the V66-1.65 MW turbines installed at the site in Rakow at the Baltic Sea with four V117-3.45 MW machines totalling 14 MW. Because the new units are more efficient, this project is expected to triple the annual energy production of the wind park, Vestas said in a statement.
The particular scheme was awarded in last year’s second auction round in Germany and was among those that did not come with building permits. Recently, the German parliament made a decision to request permits for all projects to participate in auctions for the next two years.
As part of the order, Vestas got a full-scope service agreement (AOM 4000) for 20 years and will also provide the VestasOnline Compact SCADA solution. The company expects to start deliveries of the purchased turbines in the fourth quarter of 2018.