German wind farm developer PNE WIND AG and wind turbine supplier Vestas have agreed to an exclusive cooperation agreement for offshore wind farms in the North Sea.
Building upon the successful cooperation between the two companies for the development of the Gode Wind II offshore wind farm – slated to begin construction in 2012 – PNE WIND's Gode Wind I and III projects will also be developed in partnership with Vestas.
The Gode Wind I project foresees up to 77 offshore wind turbines, which will be supplied by Vestas. PNE WIND is responsible for the other components, such as the transformer station, the foundations and the wind farm cabling.
In addition, PNE will go ahead with the wind farm design, the financing strategy and the involvement of additional project partners. Gode Wind I has been approved by the relevant German regulatory bodies.
Gode Wind III is still in an early phase of development. The projects is expected to feature approximately 15 wind turbines. This project could serve as the pilot project for the 6 MW offshore wind turbine that Vestas has announced is under development, according to PNE WIND.