Vestas receives 28 MW repowering order from ecoJoule


Vestas has received a 28 MW repowering order from ecoJoule construct GmbH for the wind project Brest, located in Lower-Saxony in northern Germany, won in the tender for the Federal Network Agency.

Five V150-5.6 MW turbines from the EnVentus platform, with concrete hybrid towers with a hub height of 166m, will replace the currently installed turbines to maximise the annual energy production, Vestas said.

Vestas recently expanded its tower portfolio of different tower technologies and heights by concrete hybrid towers. Towers with hub heights of 166 and 169 meters are certified for the V162-5.6 MW and the V150-5.6 MW turbine variants of the EnVentus platform for Germany and Austria.

The new tower offering highlights the benefits of the modular EnVentus platform that enables increased flexibility and optimisation towards local conditions. In addition, the hybrid tower solution will reduce the turbines’ CO2 footprint by more than 20 percent compared to steel tower solutions.

“With this platform, we decided on a product suitable for our project and were successfully awarded in the tender of the Federal Network Agency for a highly competitive grid expansion area,” Alexander Jager-Bloh, managing director.

Alex Robertson, vice president Sales DACH, Vestas Northern & Central Europe, said: “The wind energy solution provides a competitive levelised cost of energy to maximise the return of investment for our customer.”

The repowering doubles the project’s capacity so that it will generate enough electricity to power the entire Brest municipality and in addition about a quarter of the local households in the Stade district.

The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 20-years Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement.

Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2021, Vestas said.