MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will supply up to 52 V174-9.5 megawatt (MW) turbines for the Iberdrola project, according to a statement released by the company on Monday.
The joint venture between Danish Vestas and Japanese Mitsubishi Group has been chosen as the preferred supplier for 476 MW Baltic Eagle project in German waters of the Baltic Sea, off the island of Rugen by Spain-based company Iberdrola.
The project, slated for delivery and installation in 2022 and 2023, will be the first commercial offshore wind farm to feature the V174-9.5 MW turbine from MHI Vestas.
The offshore wind farm is also one of 10 projects in Germany, which have been tendered in 2017 and 2018 and will be installed between 2022 and 2025.
"This will be a tremendous opportunity for MHI Vestas to deepen our experience in German waters and notably in the Baltic Sea," said MHI Vestas CEO, Philippe Kavafyan.
"Baltic Eagle confirms the company's firm commitment to use technological innovation to deliver utility-scale renewable projects which combat climate change and foster economic and social development in the territories where we operate," said Xabier Viteri, director of Iberdrola Renewables.
Germany aims to have renewables provide 65 percent of the country's energy by 2030.
Renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and hydropower, became Germany's main source of electricity in 2018, providing 40.3 percent of the country's net electricity production, beating coal for the first time in history.
"Against the background of the German coalition agreement of 65 percent of renewable energy in the electricity sector by 2030, today's announcement comes as Germany's renewable production eclipsed 40 percent in 2018, while offshore wind has exceeded 6 gigawatt (GW) and is on pace to reach the government target of at least 15 GW of offshore wind by 2030," the company said.
By Firdevs Yuksel