Vestas said E-Connection, a Dutch wind project developer, has placed an order for 11 turbines totaling 46 MW for the first phase of the wind project Oosterscheldekering Wind Optimization.
Oosterscheldekering Wind Optimization consists of the four wind parks Binnenhaven, Roggeplaat-West, Noordland Buiten and Vluchthaven — located directly on the waterfront on a storm surge barrier in the Zeeland province in the southwest of the Netherlands.
Vestas said developed a wind energy solution customised to the sites’ wind conditions with average windspeeds of more than 9 m/s at hub height.
The project is a mix of new turbines and turbines that replace older turbine types and in total it features nine V136-4.2 MW turbines and two V117-4.2 MW turbines with site-specific towers, combined with a 15-year Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service contract to optimise annual energy production and offer competitive levelised cost of energy.
At Noordland Buiten and Vluchthaven wind parks the current five V90-3.0 MW turbines will be replaced by five V136-4.2 MW turbines which will significantly improve the sites’ annual energy production due to the more efficient turbines. The Binnenhaven and Roggeplaat-West wind parks will feature four V136-4.2 MW turbines and two V117-4.2 MW turbines respectively.
Rick Wasser, director of E-Connection, said: “We are looking forward to commissioning phase one of this complex project in summer 2021, signifying a great step for the renewable power supply of the region.”
“This project re-enforces the success of the V136-4.2 MW turbine for the Dutch market being installed at the sea defense walls at the North Sea in one of the country’s best wind locations,” said Nils de Baar, president of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.
The four wind parks will feature a VestasOnline Business SCADA solution, lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output. The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as 15-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement.
Deliveries are expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021 and commissioning is planned for the same quarter.