Vestas Selected to Expand Largest Citizen-Owned Wind Park

Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge has placed an order with Vestas for 12 turbines for the expansion of the largest citizen-owned wind park.

Vestas Wind Citizen-Owned

Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge has placed an order with Vestas for 12 of its 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 further expansion up to 300 MW in the coming years, 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. 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”, states Dirk Ketelsen, Managing Director Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge GmbH.

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.

“We look forward to working with our long-term customer Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge and help them achieve maximum return on their investment over the wind power plant’s lifetime”, said Claudia Feki, Key Account Manager, Vestas. “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.”

Recently, the company announced that it had received three orders in the US amounting to a total of 947 MW in wind turbine deliveries.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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