Vestas to Supply 43 Offshore Wind Turbines for Dutch Project
- Business & Finance
Vestas will supply 43 V112-3.0 MW offshore-turbines for the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm off the coast of the Netherlands.
Eneco Luchterduinen is owned by Dutch energy company Eneco and Mitsubishi Corporation from Japan. Construction of the project will begin in July 2014.
The order with a total capacity of 129 MW includes supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines as well as a 15-year full-scope AOM 5000 service and maintenance agreement.
The Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm will be located 23 kilometres off the coast between the cities of Zandvoort and Noordwijk. The construction of the project will begin in summer 2014 and will be completed in 2015. When completed, Eneco Luchterduinen will generate green electricity for almost 150,000 households.
The announcement confirms that the partnership behind the Eneco Luchterduinen project consisting of Eneco and Mitsubishi Corporation is moving ahead fast with its plans to build a secure, affordable and sustainable future energy supply for the Netherlands.
Uffe Vinther-Schou, Senior Vice President at Vestas Offshore says the order also underlines the long-standing and successful collaboration between Vestas and Eneco:
“Eneco was among the first customers to acknowledge the documented reliability and strong business case of the new V112-3.0 MW turbine for offshore deployment. A turbine that since its introduction in 2010 has become a bestseller for Vestas with firm orders for both off- and onshore versions now totalling more than 4,500 MW,” Vinther-Schou states.
Adding to the competitive business case for the V112-3.0 MW for offshore, the turbines for the Eneco Luchterduinen project will utilise Vestas’ innovative pre-assembly concept: At Vestas’ pre-assembly facility at the port of Esbjerg, Denmark, the 43 turbines will be pre-assembled and pre-commissioned onshore before being shipped directly to the Eneco Luchterduinen offshore wind farm.
This marshalling concept significantly lowers the cost of offshore wind energy because it reduces unnecessary transport of turbine components overland and avoids commissioning hours whilst at sea.
With the order for the Eneco Luchterduinen project, Eneco is teaming up with Vestas for the second time: The Prinses Amalia offshore wind farm, inaugurated in 2008, consists of 60 V80-2.0 MW turbines, providing power for 125,000 households. Earlier this year, in April, Eneco and Vestas signed a 10-year extension of the service contract for the Prinses Amalia wind farm with Vestas’ latest service option, the AOM 5000.
Press release, September 27, 2013; Image: Vestas