Swedish Vattenfall, the owner of the Dutch electricity company Nuon, and Germany's Nordex Group signed on Tuesday a delivery contract for an additional 32 N117/3600 wind turbines for Vattenfall's Wieringermeer farm in North Holland, according to a statement from Nordex.
The expansion deal concerning the addition of 118 megawatts (MW) was signed at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg.
According to the statement, last year Vattenfall ordered 50 turbines from the same series, of which construction is currently prepared. The expansion contract entails the delivery and installation of the turbines as well as service for at least two years.
'All in all, we are now installing almost 300 megawatts for Vattenfall. The new contract is a very important sign that highlights the mutual confidence which has grown between the Vattenfall and Nordex teams over the last few months,' said Patxi Landa, chief sales officer at Nordex SE.
Gunnar Groebler, senior vice president and head of Business Area Wind at Vattenfall, said they were pleased to further expand the partnership with Nordex.
'The contract shows once again that the development of wind power takes on a European dimension - equally for the benefit of the North Holland region, where the project is realized, as well as for the region of Hamburg and Northern Germany, where value creation and thus jobs are secured,' he added.
According to the press release, the wind farm is located in the Wieringermeer polder, about 60 kilometers north of Amsterdam, and the installation of the 32 turbines will take place after completion of the first construction phase. The commissioning of the first 50 plants is planned for 2019.
Upon completion of the whole project, the installed capacity of Wieringermeer will amount to around 300 MW, and the wind farm will generate a total of around 1.3 terawatt hours (1.3 billion kilowatt hours) of green wind power per year.
In November 2017, Microsoft Corp. and Vattenfall signed a ten-year power purchase agreement contract for the purchase of wind power from Wieringermeer to supply the Microsoft data center Middenmeer north of Amsterdam.
By Hale Turkes