MHI Vestas Offshore Wind received a firm and unconditional order for the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) wind farm from Northland Power Inc. last Friday, when the Canadian company announced that the EUR 1.3 billion offshore wind project had reached financial close.
Under the contract, MHI Vestas will supply 31 units of the V164-8.0 MW wind turbine for the 252MW wind farm. The contract also includes a long term full scope service package, maximising the power production on site.
“We are delighted to see this landmark project reach financial close,” said Jens Tommerup, CEO of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.
“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.”
DeBu is Northland's third offshore wind project. It is located 77 kilometres from Northland's other German offshore wind project, Nordsee One.
The wind farm is scheduled for commissioning in 2019.