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Vestas provides tailored EPC wind energy solution for challenging industrial site in Germany

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An order for a 29 MW Vestas wind power plant has been made by Avacon Natur GmbH.

The seven V136 – 4.2 MW wind turbines at a hub height of 166 m provide energy production for the project, which is located at a complex steel production facility in Lower Saxony. The facility’s limited space and industrial infrastructure requires a specific transportation and installation solution to construct the project while not disrupting ongoing steel production. Under these complex requirements, the scope of supply for the company includes the civil EPC part of the project, including the design and building of foundations, roads and crane pads.

"Due to the location, it is undoubtedly a lighthouse project. After an intensive planning phase and many hours together with Vestas, we are looking forward to the successful execution of this unique project and are excited about operating this project in this special environment for many years to come”, states Torsten Hausmann, Project Manager, Avacon Natur.

“We were faced with a unique project environment which required innovative solutions such as a Vestas Ice Detection system, a project specific installation concept meant for sites with extremely limited space and a condition monitoring system for the rotor blades”, says Nils de Baar, President at Vestas northern and central Europe.

“The partnership on this project started some years ago through Vestas’ new business segments’ efforts in Germany to identify new customers and projects outside our standard scope. We are looking forward to working with our partner Avacon Natur GmbH to provide sustainable energy to the region”, said Henning Krix, New Business Segments Sales Manager at Vestas, who initiated the project on the Vestas side. Once installed, the project will produce around 75 GWh/y, enough clean energy to provide the energy consumption of more than 20 000 German households.

The order comprises supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 20 year active output management (AOM 5000) service agreement and a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. Wind turbine delivery is planned to begin in the second quarter of 2020, with commissioning expected in the 3Q20.

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