Vestas secures 50 MW order in Germany for wind project that will provide energy for green hydrogen production
News release from Vestas Northern and Central Europe
Hamburg, 17 March 2023
Vestas has received a 50 MW order from Energiepark Bad Lauchstädt GmbH to power the Bad Lauchstädt TerraWatt project in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The order includes supply, installation, and commissioning of eight V162-6.2 MW turbines at a hub height of 169m, as well as a 25-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement designed to ensure optimised performance of the asset.
Energiepark Bad Lauchstädt will use the wind energy to produce green hydrogen at an industrial scale, thanks to a large electrolysis plant of up to 30 MW close to the project site.
“As an international developer of sustainable energy projects, we are proud to add this 50 MW wind farm to our portfolio,“ says Falk Zeuner, Managing Director TerraWatt. “Only around 35 km from our headquarter in Leipzig we are in the process of developing a blueprint for a future energy system based on renewable energy generation.“
“Power-to-x is a crucial technology on the journey towards decarbonisation and indirect electrification of ‘hard-to-abate’ sectors like heavy transport and chemical industries. By generating electricity from renewable and clean energy sources our technology provides the basis for connecting green electricity and hydrogen at an industrial scale,” says Jan Hagen, CTO Region Northern & Central Europe.
“We are thrilled to deliver our wind turbines to Energiepark Bad Lauchstädt,” says Jens Kück, Vice President Sales for Northern and Central Europe at Vestas. “The industry-leading V162-6.2 MW EnVentus turbine is the perfect match for this project and will help to accelerate the energy transition in Germany."
The delivery and installation of the wind turbines are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2024 with commissioning scheduled for the second quarter of 2024.
For more information, please contact:
External Communications Specialist, Vestas Northern & Central Europe
Tel: +44 (0)77 9528 4694
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 164 GW of wind turbines in 87 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 144 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 28,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.
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