Danish wind systems manufacturer Vestas is to supply 45 long-blade wind turbines to German utility EnBW. The turbines with total capacity close to 150 MW are to be installed at different onshore wind parks in Germany.
The Sun and Wind Energy Magazine has reported that Vestas will sell turbines of V26-3.3 MW model to EnBW under the supply agreement.
The Vestas turbines will help EnBW expand its portfolio in Baden-Württemberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Brandenburg, Germany. Baden-Württemberg is among regions in Germany with sound potential for wind energy development.
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At present the project pipeline of EnBW is 2,600 MW, of which 860 MW are secured. According to EnBW its latest order has been facilitated by the steady growth of its onshore portfolio in recent years.
Dirk Güsewell, EnBW’s Head of Generation Portfolio Development says that in 2016 and 2017 the company will reap the first benefits of its intensive project development work. “We plan to install wind turbines with capacity of about 300 MW in Baden-Württemberg and across Germany in the following two years,” Güsewell said.
Maintenance agreements are also part of the supply contract. In the course of the contract, Vestas will also school EnBW staff in service and maintenance of the turbines.
“It is part of our strategy to broaden our service range increasingly by service and maintenance, parallel to continuous wind power portfolio expansion,” Güsewell adds.
Ajith Kumar S