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MHI Vestas receives order to supply turbines for 252 Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project

CTBR Staff Writer Published 22 August 2017

MHI Vestas has received an order to supply wind turbines for the 252MW Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, which is located 95km west of Borkum in the German Exclusive Economic Zone in the North Sea.

The order has been placed by Northland Power. The wind farm will feature 31 of MHI Vestas’ V164-8.0 MW turbines. Each of the turbines will stand as tall as 164m.

The wind turbine supply contract also includes a long term full service package, which could maximise power generation on site.

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind CEO Jens Tommerup said: “We are delighted to see this landmark project reach financial close.

“The order affirms the strength of the V164-8.0 MW as a very competitive turbine for the German market, where distance from the coast and deeper waters demands a larger and more powerful machine. We very much look forward to our partnership with Northland in providing clean energy to Germany.”

Recently, Canadian energy company Northland Power acquired the wind farm for €1.3bn (C$1.9bn). The acquisition was announced back in March this year and recently it had come to financial close.

When completed, the wind farm is expected to offset about 360,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, while supplying clean energy to more than 178,000 German households.

Contract for the construction of the offshore wind farm has been offered to Van Oord. Its contract is limited to the Balance of Plant and includes the design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the foundations, inter array cables and offshore high voltage station, and the transportation of the wind turbines.

For the construction work, Van Oord stated that it will deploy its offshore installation vessel Aeolus and cable-laying vessel Nexus. Construction work is expected to begin in the second half of next year and the wind farm could be operational by the end of 2019.

Image: MHI Vestas to supply turbines for Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm. Photo: Courtesy of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S.