Vestas to supply one of the world’s largest citizen-owned parks

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ürgerwindpark Reußenköge GmbH & Co. KG has placed an order for 12 V112-3.45 MW turbines for the expansion of a citizen-owned wind park in Schleswig-Holstein.

With this order, the wind park will have a total installed capacity of 210 MW with the possibility of a further expansion up to 300 MW, making it one of the world’s largest citizen-owned wind projects. The current wind park has an estimated annual production of around 600,000 MWh, which can cover the annual electricity consumption of half a million German citizens.

“This 12 V 112-3.45 MW turbine expansion is another major step to building out our citizen wind park to provide sustainable energy to the region,” said Dirk Ketelsen, managing director Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge GmbH & Co. KG. “We started this journey in 1989 with our first turbine, and we plan to expand this citizen wind park to up to 300 MW in the coming years. With the 12 new turbines, Vestas will have provided 63 V112-turbines for this wind project.”

Vestas’ V112-3.45 MW turbine. (Courtesy: Vestas)

“We look forward to working with our long-term customer Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge GmbH & Co. KG and help them achieve maximum return on their investment over the wind-power plant’s lifetime,” said Claudia Feki, key account manager, Sales Germany North, Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “By expanding this lighthouse citizen-owned wind park in Northern Germany and choosing the V112-3.45 MW turbine, one of our top performers for high-wind sites, the size, capacity, and sustainability of this citizen-owned wind park make the people of Reußenköge role models for wind power commitment.”

The order comprises supply, installation, and commissioning of the turbines and a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution. Wind-turbine delivery is planned to begin in the third quarter of 2020, with commissioning expected in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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