The turbines will be installed in Bordelum at the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein. Turbine delivery is planned to start in the fourth quarter of 2013 and commissioning is expected to start in the first half of 2014.
The contract comprisesthe supply, installation and commissioning of 14 V112-3.0 MW wind turbines, along with a Vestas Online Business SCADA solution as well as a 15-year full-scope service agreement.
“This project allows the citizens in the local community to directly support the change in the energy mix towards renewable,” says Harm Truelsen, one of the managing directors of the wind power plant. “The first wind power plant owned by local residents in our region was built in the mid-90s. The fact that nearly 700 of 2,000 local residents have invested in this project shows the high level of acceptance of renewable energy.”
The wind power plant will produce more than 140 GWh per year, enough green energy to cover the residential electricity consumption of more than 35,000 German four-person households.
“Citizen-owned wind power plants are one of the best ways to ensure the particularly high acceptance level among German communities and this is what we see especially in northern Germany,” says Thomas Richterich, President of Vestas Central Europe. “It is highly encouraging to see initiatives like Bordelum III become a reality.”