Vestas has secured a conditional order agreement to supply 64 V235-15.0 MW wind turbines for EnBW’s 900 MW He Dreiht offshore wind project in Germany in 2025. In addition, Vestas will deliver a multi-year solution to service the wind project when operational.
“This project highlights how Vestas plays a leading role in the expansion of offshore wind by striving to build stronger partnerships with our customers such as EnBW and providing the right solutions that enable them to deliver the ambitious projects needed to reach European offshore wind targets,” says Nils de Baar, President of Vestas Northern & Central Europe.
With a swept area of 43,742 m2 and a capacity factor of over 60 percent from the 115.5m blades, the V236-15.0 MW turbine will deliver park performance for EnBW at He Dreiht. Depending on site-specific conditions a single V236-15.0 MW turbine can produce 80 GWh per year, enough to power around 20,000 European households.
“The turbines from Vestas make a significant contribution to this. Offshore is not only technically demanding, but also requires solid forward-looking forecasts, knowledge of the market and the willingness take entrepreneurial risks before a final investment decision has been made,” says Michael Class, Head of Generation Portfolio Development at EnBW.
Vestas has also entered a conditional agreement with Cadeler, a supplier within offshore wind installation services, for the transportation and installation of the turbines for the He Dreiht project.
Vestas said installation is planned to begin in the second quarter of 2025, with full park commissioning anticipated for the fourth quarter of the same year. The project has a grid connection capacity of 900 MW and an excess capacity of 60 MW to use the connection capacity as efficiently as possible even when production is lower.