Vestas secures conditional turbine order for He Dreiht

4C Offshore | Tom Russell
By: 07/06/2022 Vestas

Vestas has secured a conditional order agreement to supply 64 V235-15.0 MW wind turbines for
EnBW's He Dreiht offshore wind project in 2025. In addition, Vestas will deliver a multi-year solution to service the wind project when operational.

The V236-15.0 MW turbines feature a swept area of 43,742 m2 and with 115.5m blades. Vestas claims that the turbine has capacity factor of over 60 percent and a single V236-15.0 MW turbine can produce 80 GWh per year, enough to power around 20,000 European households.

Vestas has also entered a conditional agreement with Cadeler for the transportation and installation of the turbines for the
He Dreiht project. Installation is planned to begin in the second quarter of 2025, with full park commissioning anticipated for the fourth quarter of the same year. The project has a grid connection capacity of 900 MW and an excess capacity of 60 MW in order to use the connection capacity as efficiently as possible even when production is lower.

The V236-15.0 MW prototype development work is progressing across Vestas’ R&D and production sites, and the prototype wind turbine is planned for installation later this year, with serial production to begin from 2024.

“We are honoured to partner with EnBW in this conditional agreement for the He Dreiht wind project and provide our V236-15.0 MW turbine to help Germany achieve its ambitious offshore wind energy goals. This project highlights how Vestas plays a leading role in the rapid expansion of offshore wind by continuously striving to build stronger partnerships with our customers such as EnBW and providing the right solutions that enable them to deliver the ambitious projects needed to reach European offshore wind targets.”
said Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.

"Only with state-of-the-art and cost-efficient technology we can realise offshore projects like He Dreiht without subsidies. The turbines from Vestas make a significant contribution to this. Offshore is not only technically demanding, but also requires solid forward-looking forecasts, knowledge of the market and the willingness take entrepreneurial risks before a final investment decision has been made. As one of the pioneers in German offshore history, we would like to use He Dreiht to further contribute to making offshore wind energy available for the German market",
said Michael Class, Head of Generation Portfolio Development at EnBW.

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 900 MW project is located approximately 85 km north of the Borkum Island and 95 km to the west of the Helgoland Island. Its operation and maintenance will be conducted from EnBW's base in Emden.

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