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15 MW Flagship Turbine - Vestas Secures Major Order for German Offshore Wind Farm He Dreiht

Aarhus, Denmark - Germany's He Dreiht offshore wind farm in the North Sea will soon be powered by one of the world's most modern large-scale turbines. Following the major order for a Polish offshore wind farm, Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has received another firm order for its 15 MW flagship.

The company said that energy utility EnBW has placed an order for the supply of 64 V236-15.0 MW turbines for the He Dreiht offshore wind project in the German North Sea. Vestas will also enter into a five-year service contract for the Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000), followed by a long-term operational support contract.

"We are pleased to announce this firm order for our V236-15.0 MW offshore wind turbine and honoured to reach this important milestone for Germany's ambitious wind energy goals together with our partner EnBW," said Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.

"Since our pioneering Baltic 1 wind farm more than ten years ago, the technical output of the turbines has increased six-fold. We will use Vestas' modern and cost-efficient turbine technology, which will enable us to realise He Dreiht without subsidies," says Jörn Däinghaus, project manager of EnBW He Dreiht.

The offshore wind farm has a capacity of 960 MW, with a grid connection capacity of 900 MW. The excess capacity of 60 MW was deliberately chosen in order to use the connection capacity as efficiently as possible, even with lower production. He Dreiht is scheduled to go into operation in 2025.

Source: IWR Online, 02 Oct 2023