Vestas announced that SwifterwinT op Land, a collaboration of more than 170 residents and entrepreneurs in the Netherlands, has placed a 207 MW order for their repowering project Windplanblauw Onshore.
The wind park consists of 46 turbines of various turbine variants and brands which will be replaced by 37 new and more efficient turbine variants from the EnVentus platform.
Vestas has developed a customized solution that comprises 37 V162-5.6 MW turbines with both 136.5m and 168m hub heights and a 25-year service and availability contract, capable of maximizing the annual energy production while meeting local restrictions.
The order is adding to Vestas’ installed onshore wind capacity of more than 2 GW in the Netherlands.
“EnVentus V162-5.6 MW turbine will allow us to produce a maximum yield of sustainable energy, while keeping the impact on the locality to a minimum,” Stephan de Clerck, CEO of SwifterwinT op Land B.V., said.
“This is our first major EnVentus project in the Netherlands. The EnVentus turbine, in combination with our high steel towers and long-term service contract was a great fit for the project, delivering exceptional levelised cost of energy, driving the industry forward,” said Nils de Baar, president of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.
“The repowered part of the project will almost quadruple its annual energy production, marking a significant step in achieving the goals of the Dutch Climate Agreement.”
Vestas said the delivery for the project is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2022 while commissioning is planned for the fourth quarter of 2022 and the first quarter of 2023.
Once the Windplanblauw Onshore project is repowered, it will generate enough electricity for more than 400.000 local households.