Underlining the productivity and business case of Vestas’ newest 3 MW turbine, Vestas Central Europe has received an order for 17 V112-3.0 MW turbines from Windpark Groß Eilstorf GmbH.
The Groß Eilstorf Wind Farm is located in Lower Saxony, Germany. The project has a total capacity of 51 MW and the turbines are scheduled to be installed in 2011.
The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines, foundations, a VestasOnline® Business SCADA system and a 15-year service agreement.
“Vestas is very pleased to see another order for the V112 from this important customer,” says Hans Jörn Rieks, President of Vestas Central Europe. “Lower Saxony is a growing region for wind energy in Germany and we think the V112-3.0 MW is an ideal turbine to maximize wind energy production in the region.”
Fritz Laabs, Project Developer and Managing Director of Wind Park Groß Eilstorf GmbH, is an experienced wind farmer and a Vestas customer. He has invested in several collective wind parks mainly in the area of Dithmarschen. He says: “The Groß Eilstorf Wind Farm is a complex site, with 52 different landowners. Therefore, it was of great importance that the wind turbines provide the absolute greatest productivity from the available wind resources. After considering various suppliers, a delegation of landowners from Groß Eilstorf visited Vestas’ R&D Centre in Aarhus, Denmark. After this experience in Aarhus, we decided to choose Vestas as our turbine supplier. The V112 turbine will optimise energy production from the site and will provide us with the best return of investment,” he explains.