Vestas has received a 30 MW order for a repowering wind project consisting of nine V117-3.45 MW turbines from Burger-Windpark Lubke-Koog Nord GmbH & Co.KG.
According to the company, the firm and unconditional order comprises supply and commissioning of the wind turbines and a 20-year, full-scope Active Output Management 5000 service agreement. The turbines will be installed at Friedrich-Wilhelm-Lubke-Koog in Schleswig-Holstein, close to the North Sea. As reported, the project replaces 13 V80-2.0 MW turbines.
Wind turbine delivery and commissioning are planned for the third quarter of 2017.
“We are very pleased that our long-term customer, Burger-Windpark Lubke-Koog Nord GmbH & Co. KG, has chosen the V117-3.45 MW turbine, one of our top performers for high-wind sites, for this lighthouse citizen-owned wind farm in northern Germany,” says Nils de Baar, president of Vestas Central Europe.
After the repowering project is completed, 95% of all citizens of Lubke Koog will be participating in the project.
“We are very proud of this high participation rate, which creates a strong local support for wind energy. The wind power plant will make an important contribution to regional value creation through tax revenue and donations, supporting local cultural and social activities,” says Arne Mobest, general manager of Burger-Windpark Lubke-Koog Nord. “We [have been] working with Vestas since 2004. Vestas has proved to be a strong partner, with an excellent service offering and technically reliable wind turbines.”