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In reference to Vestas North & Central Europe’s press release 9 July 2021 Vestas secured a conditional agreement to supply 64 V235-15.0MW wind turbines to EnBW’s 900MW He Dreiht offshore project in 2025. Vestas will also provide a multi-year solution for the maintenance of the wind project once it is operational.
EnBW is a great partner in this conditional agreement. We will provide the V236-15.0MW turbine for Germany’s ambitious offshore wind energy goals. Vestas Northern & Central Europe President Nils de Baar says that this project shows how Vestas is a leader in offshore wind expansion. He continues to work with EnBW to strengthen their partnerships and provide the right solutions to enable them to achieve the ambitious European offshore wind energy targets.
The V236-15.0MW turbine has a swept area 43,742m2 and a capacity factor exceeding 60 percent from its 115.5m blades. This will ensure industry-leading park performance at He Dreiht for EnBW. A single V236-15.0MW turbine can generate 80 GWh annually, sufficient to power approximately 20,000 European homes.
“We can only realize offshore projects such as He Dreiht with the most up-to-date and cost-efficient technology. Vestas’ turbines are a major contributor to this. Offshore is not only difficult technically, but it also requires forward-looking forecasts and market knowledge, as well as the willingness to take risks. We are proud to be a pioneer in German offshore history and would like to make offshore wind energy more accessible for the German market using He Dreiht,” says Michael Class, Head, Generation Portfolio Development, EnBW.
Vestas also signed a conditional agreement for transportation and installation of the He Dreiht turbines with Cadeler. Cadeler is a leader in offshore wind installation services. The installation is expected to start in the second quarter 2025 with the full park commissioning occurring in the fourth quarter. In order to make the most of the grid connection capacity, the project has a capacity of 900 MW. The excess capacity is 60 MW.
Vestas’ R&D, production and manufacturing sites are working on the V236-15.0MW prototype. The prototype wind turbine will be installed later in the year. Serial production will begin in 2024. The company will issue a press release if and when Vestas receives an unconditional and firm order from EnBW.