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Windtech International July August 2024 issue

 

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Vestas and ECN Wind Energy Facilities are partnering on the 30MW Wieringermeer test wind site project in Northern Holland, which includes test opportunities to explore how to drive forward renewable energy power plant productivity and improve grid integration. The project is an extension of the Wieringermeer test site, which will have a total capacity of 17 wind turbines: eight spots for serially-produced turbines and nine for prototypes of large wind turbine manufacturers.
 
With this order, Vestas will provide the eight serially-produced turbines for regular energy production, which ECN Wind Energy Facilities may use to perform tests on behalf of third parties. Such tests could include operational strategies to optimise output and grid integration. The project will consist of eight V126-3.45MW turbines delivered in a 3.8MW Power Optimised Mode and hub heights of 117 meters. The project includes VestasOnline Business SCADA solution for monitoring the turbines. The contract includes design and construction of foundations as well as supply, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as an Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement ranging up to 20 years. Turbine delivery is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2019.
 
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