The search for the most productive turbine has once again led ENERTRAG, the independent renewable energy producer in Europe, to Vestas. ENERTRAG decided to order seven units of the V112-3.0 MW – Vestas’ latest and most technologically-advanced wind turbine – to most effectively optimise an existing wind farm.
The seven wind turbines will be installed at the Uckermark wind farm, next to ENERTRAG’s head office in Dauerthal. For this inland site ENERTRAG needed a productive turbine with an ideal tower height to ensure maximum energy production from Uckermark’s wind conditions and which presents a very attractive business case through high full load hours. The V112-3.0 MW can generate even more electricity than other turbines in the 3 MW class and delivers industry-leading reliability, serviceability and availability.
ENERTRAG operates a fleet of about 500 wind turbines in Europe that generates an annual yield of one and a half billion kWh of electricity – enough to supply for the household needs of one and a half million people. As an independent energy producer, ENERTRAG is focused on using renewable energy only and pursues a vision of a world that completely derives its energy from sustainable sources.
The contract between ENERTRAG and Vestas includes delivery, installation, spare parts supply and a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution – an extensive range of monitoring and control functions to help optimise the performance of the wind power plant. As well, the contract includes Active Output-Management (AOM) 4000, a value-added risk management package for customers that guarantees defined turbine availability and productivity levels. The delivery of the wind turbines is scheduled for the end of 2011.
“We know ENERTRAG as a company with deep expertise, so we consider it a big compliment to have ENERTRAG select the new V112-3.0 MW as the ideal choice for this project,” says Hans Jörn Rieks, President of Vestas Central Europe. “The trust we have with ENERTRAG is proof of a very solid relationship, and forms the basis of a long-term partnership. We greatly appreciate that ENERTRAG has chosen the V112-3.0 MW and we salute its vision in doing so.”
“Vestas has the ability to effectively adopt new products for the market, and we consider the innovative new V112-3.0 MW to be the perfect turbine for our inland sites, where we aim for full load hours within the range of 3,000 per year,” says Jörg Müller, President of ENERTRAG. “We have a long partnership with Vestas, based on our trust in Vestas’ technology, experience and knowledge in wind energy.”