EnBW First to Select Vestas 15 MW Offshore Wind Turbine

EnBW has pre-selected Vestas to supply its V236-15.0 MW offshore turbines for the 900 MW He Dreiht project in the German North Sea.

EnBW First to Select Vestas 15 MW Offshore Wind Turbine
Source: Vestas

Depending on a firm and unconditional order eventually being signed, this will mark the world’s first commercial deployment of the new V236-15.0 MW offshore turbine, Vestas said.

This means that this highly advanced turbine type has made its mark after only five months on the market, the turbine maker said.

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Vestas was pre-selected through an EU tender process to provide V236-15.0 MW turbines for installation at the project in 2025.

The He Dreiht project is located in the German North Sea within 85 kilometres of the island of Borkum and 104 kilometres west of the island of Helgoland.

With the industry’s largest swept area and a capacity factor of over 60 per cent from the 115.5-metre blades, the V236-15.0 MW turbine will deliver industry-leading park performance for EnBW at He Dreiht, Vestas said.

The swept area of the turbine spans 43,742 m2 and depending on site-specific conditions, a single V236-15.0 MW turbine is capable of producing 80 GWh per year.

”Building on our capabilities as the world leader in sustainable energy solutions, Vestas is resolutely back in offshore wind with our industry-leading V236-15.0 MW turbine, and are delighted to be selected as pre-selected tendererfor He Dreiht by EnBW,” said Henrik Andersen, President & CEO of Vestas.

”I must pay tribute to EnBW for the close collaboration over the past several months on finding the right solutions for their He Dreiht project, and we are delighted to begin our partnership in offshore wind off the German coast.”

The He Dreiht project will be operated on a subsidy-free basis by EnBW.

Turbines are expected to begin being installed in the second quarter of 2025, with full park commissioning anticipated for the fourth quarter of the same year.

Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe, said: ”Germany’s offshore wind ambitions for 20 GW by 2030 will require ground-breaking projects and technology, such as the V236-15.0 MW turbine, to be achieved. Through our regional setup, Vestas is continuously striving to build closer relationships with our customers such as EnBW and provide the right solutions that will enable them to deliver the ambitious projects needed to reach offshore wind targets.”

Photo: Vestas