Seventeen V112-3.0 MW turbines, Vestas’ latest and most technologically-advanced product, will be going to German customer PROKON Group, in what is the first order for the V112-3.0 MW in Europe.
PROKON Group, an experienced and committed wind energy project investor, planner, developer and operator, was looking for the ideal turbine for the Krackow project, a medium-wind site in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. The V112-3.0 MW was the answer to PROKON’s need to get the highest energy production and maximum return on investment from the Krackow site.
The contract also includes installation, spare parts supply and VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution – an extensive range of monitoring and control functions to help optimise the performance of the wind power plant. The delivery of the wind turbines is scheduled for the end of 2011 and the beginning of 2012.
PROKON develops renewable energy projects with a focus on wind energy and has over 15 years of experience with wind projects. Its total installed wind energy capacity is 385.9 MW, which makes PROKON one of the largest and most experienced operators of wind energy in Germany.
“Vestas is delighted that PROKON is demonstrating its trust in Vestas by ordering the V112-3.0 MW turbine,” says Hans Jörn Rieks, President of Vestas Central Europe. “The V112-3.0 MW meets PROKON’s specific needs for this project, and will deliver a very high level of energy production with a low cost of energy.”
“As a key player in the German market, PROKON is an important customer for us. Our past collaboration has resulted in a strong relationship that has produced successful business results, and we look forward to supporting PROKON as it continues to grow in Germany and across Europe.”
“Today, 39 Vestas wind turbines are running reliably in our 32 wind parks and total fleet of 235 turbines. We look back on a successful long-term partnership with Vestas and are pleased to cooperate with them again,” says Carsten Rodbertus, Managing Partner of PROKON. “For the Krackow site, with its 7.1 m / s wind speeds, the V112-3.0 MW is the right choice because it can optimise the wind conditions.”