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After Project Delays: Energiequelle Starts Construction of Wind Farm In Zeven, Lower Saxony

Zeven, Germany - After the project had to overcome a number of hurdles before construction could begin, Energiequelle GmbH started construction of the Zeven wind farm in Lower Saxony a few weeks ago.

Nine V162 turbines from Vestas with a hub height of 169 metres and a capacity of six MW each will be erected at the site. They are expected to supply around 40,000 households with wind power in the future.

Work is currently underway on the access road and the crane site. The wind farm with a total capacity of 54 MW is scheduled to be fully operational in spring 2025.

The project was delayed after approval was granted due to an objection from a third party, which led to the approval being amended by the district of Rotenburg. According to Energiequelle, this has delayed the start of construction by more than six months.

"After years of planning, we are delighted to be able to implement the project in Zeven. The region offers great potential and is of central importance for the energy transition in Lower Saxony," says Energiequelle project manager Robert Koddebusch, who is delighted about the start of construction.

Energiequelle is planning further wind farms in the region and in Lower Saxony. Numerous additional wind turbines are also to be erected in the district of Rotenburg.

Source: IWR Online, 02 May 2024