Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems A/S announced an order for turbines to be used for the repowering of the Zeewolde wind farm in the Netherlands, which will make it the biggest onshore wind facility in the country with a capacity of 322 MW.
Windpark Zeewolde BV, the largest farmers/civil wind collective in Europe, has ordered 83 Vestas turbines that will replace the existing turbines in the wind farm, which are over 200. The Zeewolde wind park is located near the town of the same name in the central Netherlands.
Vestas will supply a mix of turbine models from its 2 MW and 4 MW platforms. The contract also includes a 20-year service agreement.
The Danish company is due to start delivering the equipment in the first quarter of 2021, with the whole project to be completed in 2022. Once repowered, the Zeewolde wind park will produce enough power to supply over 250,000 local homes.
In addition to the turbine order, the wind park owner has arranged about EUR 500 million (USD 562m) in financing for the project with Rabobank.
In April 2019, Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the wind park’s output.