Vattenfall has signed a deal for 50 wind turbines from Nordex for Dutch Wieringermeer onshore wind farm. The turbine type is on 3.6 megawatt.
In another deal, Vattenfall recently announced that it buys 113 turbines from Siemens Gamesa for three Danish offshore wind farms.
In a ten year agreement, the 50 turbines of Wieringermeer wind farm will power Microsoft's neighbouring international datacentre.
The installation of the 50 turbines starts in 2019 and will be completed by the end of that year. Thereafter, Nordex will be providing service for the wind farm and will establish a local service station for this purpose.
"Everybody is looking forward to start with this big project. We already made the first preparations in the area and we look forward to work closely together to realize the first 50 turbines of this wind farm," says Ruben Lindenburg, Project Director Wind at Vattenfall/Nuon.
Wind farm Wieringermeer is one of the largest onshore projects of Vattenfall in Europe. When completed it will have 100 wind turbines. Vattenfall will own 82 of these at a total of 295 MW. Besides the first 50 turbines, Vattenfall will start with a tender for the other 32 wind turbines.
Vattenfall has also signed contracts for the windfarm infrastructure and foundations: Van Gelder Groep will be responsible for the realization of the park roads, crane hardstands and for the supply and installation of the park cabling including switching stations, while BAM Infra will be responsible for the construction of the foundations of the wind farm.