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Vestas secures its inaugural order for the V162-7.2 MW wind turbine prototype from Bürgerwindpark Janneby eG for the Janneby wind project in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
The prototype, installed at the Østerild National test center in Denmark, undergoes extensive testing and verification alongside another prototype to ensure reliability before serial production starts.
The order includes the supply, delivery, and commissioning of one V162-7.2 MW wind turbine. Vestas commits to servicing the prototype under a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement. The V162-7.2 MW, designed with the full value chain in mind, boasts improved transportability of the nacelle unit and offers flexibility for servicing and upgrades throughout its operational lifetime.
Turbine delivery is slated to commence in the first quarter of 2024, with commissioning expected to conclude in the second quarter of 2024.
“We are excited to announce the first V162-7.2 MW order for Vestas,” said Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern and Central Europe. “The V162-7.2 MW is part of our EnVentus platform family and features flexible rating, designed to deliver optimised energy production even with greater temperature and climate variations. We thank Bürgerwindpark Janneby for their trust and collaboration that enable us to perform rigorous testing of our new turbine to ensure optimised reliability.”
Jörg Peter Thordsen, board member of Bürgerwindpark Janneby eG, added, As the operator of Germany’s largest pilot wind turbine test and certification site, we are proud to build the Vestas V162-7.2 MW at our wind park. We are pleased to be able to participate in the development of this next generation of wind turbines.”