Press Release:

Vestas provides tailored solution for 43 MW wind project in Germany

News release from Vestas Northern and Central Europe
Hamburg, 30 June 2020

Vestas has received a 43 MW order from long-term customer NOTUS energy Plan GmbH & Co. KG, for the Günthersdorf project that will be located in Brandenburg in eastern Germany.

Vestas has developed a solution to fit the site’s low to medium wind conditions that features eleven V136-3.45 MW turbines and one V126-3.45 MW turbine with all 12 turbines delivered in 3.6 MW Power Optimised Mode with hub heights of 132m and 137m respectively. Equipped with the Vestas Ice Detection System and the Vestas Bat Protection System, the customised site configuration in combination with a 20-year Active Output Management (AOM 4000) service agreement demonstrates both the flexibility of Vestas’ 4 MW platform turbines, and Vestas’ ability to create tailormade site layouts designed to optimise the energy production of wind projects while minimising the environmental impact.

“We started planning the project in 2008 with V90 turbines, later pursued V112 turbines, then got V126-3.45 MW turbines approved after a few years, and finally optimised for the V136-3.45 MW. An essential basis for the successful approval after a long planning period, is the close and trustful cooperation with Vestas”, states Heiner Röger, CEO NOTUS energy Plan GmbH & Co. KG. “We are particularly pleased that the blades of the V136-3.45 MW are being delivered from the nearby Lauchhammer factory and that we can make an even greater contribution to local added value with this project”.

We always strive to help our partners optimise their business case. In this project, the versatility of our turbine portfolio enabled our valued customer NOTUS to upgrade from the originally permitted V126 to the V136 with only a minor change to their permit”, states Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe. “Despite the historically low levels of permitting in the German market, this large project signifies that the market is recovering.”

The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a 20-year Active Output Management 4000 (AOM 4000) service agreement. The project will feature a VestasOnline® Business SCADA solution, lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output.

Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2021, while commissioning is planned for the third quarter of 2021.

For more information, please contact:
Christina Schmidt
Communications Partner
Vestas Northern & Central Europe
Tel: +49 40 46778 5153
Mobile: +49 (0) 160 90141736

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 115 GW of wind turbines in 81 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 98 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 25,500 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

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About NOTUS energy
NOTUS energy is a leading German developer for renewable energy projects with strong international presence. Founded in 2001 in Potsdam, Germany, NOTUS energy has developed and constructed 60 wind projects with more than 550 wind turbines and two PV-projects with a combined capacity of more than 1.400 MW in Germany, France, United Kingdom, Finland and Bulgaria and develops an international project pipeline of more than 4 GW of wind and solar energy projects. NOTUS energy covers the full range of development activities including site acquisition, planning, turn-key construction, operation and repowering. NOTUS owns a portfolio of more than 180 MW of renewable energy assets.