Gamesa has received an order from Energiekontor, a renewable energy developer in Germany, to repower a wind farm with three G128-4.5 MW turbines.
By installing these towers, which will have an aggregate capacity of 13.5 MW, Gamesa will overhaul the Debstedt wind farm – located in the state of Lower Saxony near Bremerhaven in northwest Germany.
Operational since 1998, the facility, currently equipped with 11 1-MW turbines, will be upgraded with new technology: Eight of the old turbines will be replaced by the three 4.5 MW towers. As a result, the annual output of the wind farm will be doubled, says Gamesa.
Martin G. Hake, head of sales for Gamesa in Germany, says the contract “marks a milestone in [Gamesa’s] strategy for northern Europe” because it the first the company has secured in Germany for this turbine model.
Delivery of the towers will begin in August, and the refitted facility is slated for commissioning in December. Gamesa will also operate and maintain the project for 18 years.