Vestas wins 25 MW order from Windpark Hopsten in Germany

By Editor


The Windpark Hopsten has placed a 25 MW order with Vestas for their citizen wind park Hopsten that will be located in North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany.

The order comes after the two sides signed a partnership agreement in 2017, wherein Vestas supported the building permit application.

The order is derived from Germany’s fourth wind energy auction in 2020, underlining Vestas’ leading position in the market, where the company today has installed about 14 GW of wind turbines.

Utilizing the performance of the 4 MW platform technology, the project will feature six V136-4.2 MW turbines on 149m towers in combination with a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement to maximize the annual energy production at the lowest cost of energy.

Once commissioned, the citizen wind farm generates around 90 per cent of the electricity consumption of the municipalities of Hopsten.

The contract includes supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a VestasOnline Compact SCADA solution, lowering turbine downtime and thus optimising the energy output. Deliveries and commissioning are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2022.

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