He Dreiht to feature Vestas' 15 MW turbines

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 09/07/2021 Vestas

Vestas has been named the pre-selected tenderer at EnBW’s 900 MW
He Dreiht project to supply the offshore wind turbines. Subject to a firm and unconditional order eventually being signed, it will mark the world`s first commercial deployment of the new V236-15.0 MW offshore turbine.

Vestas was pre-selected through an EU tender process to provide
V236-15.0 MW turbines for installation at the project in 2025. The He Dreiht project is located in the German North Sea within 85 km of the island of Borkum and 104 km west of the island of Helgoland.

With a swept area of 43,742 m2 and a capacity factor of over 60% from the 115.5m blades, the V236-15.0 MW turbine will is expected to be capable of producing 80 GWh per year.

“Building on our capabilities as the world leader in sustainable energy solutions, Vestas is resolutely back in offshore wind with our industry-leading V236-15.0 MW turbine, and are delighted to be selected as pre-selected tenderer for He Dreiht by EnBW,”
said Henrik Andersen, President & CEO of Vestas. “I must pay tribute to EnBW for the close collaboration over the past several months on finding the right solutions for their He Dreiht project, and we are delighted to begin our partnership in offshore wind off the German coast.”

Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe, added: “Germany’s offshore wind ambitions for 20 GW by 2030 will require ground-breaking projects and technology, such as the V236-15.0 MW turbine, to be achieved. Through our regional setup, Vestas is continuously striving to build closer relationships with our customers such as EnBW and provide the right solutions that will enable them to deliver the ambitious projects needed to reach offshore wind targets.”

He Dreiht is being developed as a subsidy free wind farm and was awarded grid connection agreement in the German capacity auction held in April 2017. The project is currently scheduled to enter construction in 2024, with operations taking place in 2025. Its operation and maintenance will be conducted from EnBW's base in Emden.

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