May 3 (Renewables Now) - The owner of the Zeewolde wind farm in the Netherlands will rely on Enercon turbines for its planned repowering, following which the park will become the country’s largest onshore wind complex.
Windpark Zeewolde BV, the largest farmers/civil wind collective in Europe, said on Tuesday it has signed a contract with Germany’s Enercon GmbH for the delivery of over 320 MW of turbines for the project. Currently, the Zeewolde wind farm has 220 turbines, which are to be replaced by 91 new and more powerful machines that will boost the plant's output to over 850 GWh per year.
The repowering is planned to begin at the end of this year and be completed by end-2021. A new transformer substation for the project will be installed by Swiss power and automation group ABB Ltd (VTX:ABBN).
Earlier this week, Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for electricity generated from the repowered facility's 83 turbines, saying the contracted output will meet the needs of 250,000 customers.