Vestas bags new order from ABO Wind in Germany

Vestas office

Vestas has received its second and final order from project developer ABO Wind AG for the 34 MW Dreieck Spreeau wind project in Brandenburg, eastern Germany.

The 8 MW order comprises two V150-4.2 MW turbines. ABO Wind has already placed an unannounced 25 MW order for the same wind park earlier this year. The project is Vestas’ largest with V150-4.2 MW turbines in Germany to date.

Vestas worked with the customer to tailor a solution for the wind park that comprises a total of eight V150-4.2 MW turbines at 166m hub heights in combination with a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 500) service agreement, maximising the annual energy production of the project.

The wind turbine giant said the order takes Vestas’ firm order intake in Germany past 250 MW in 2020, adding to Vestas’ 8,300 wind turbines totaling more than 14.5 GW installed in the country.

“In these challenging times with very few permits for German wind farms, we are especially happy about this flagship project,” says Ute Simon, head of ABO Wind’s Berlin office.

“Despite the success of the 5.6 MW EnVentus turbines, the V150-4.2 MW turbine remains a popular turbine globally as well as in Germany,” said Alex Robertson, vice president — Sales DACH, Vestas Northern & Central Europe.

The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 15-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement. The project will feature a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution, lowering turbine downtime and optimising the energy output.