New large offshore wind order for Vestas
The world's most powerful wind turbine has been selected for Belgium's largest offshore wind farm of approximately 370 MW. Norther N.V. has decided to implement the Norther project. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind will supply 44 units of V164-8.4 MW wind turbines for the largest Belgian offshore project.
"We are very pleased that Elicio, Eneco and Mitsubishi Corporation selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind after an open tender. Historically, MHI Vestas had a strong foothold in the Belgian market, and we know that our technology is well suited to conditions in the region," says CEO Jens Tommerup in Vestas.
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind won the bidding and was awarded the contract for 370 MW Norther offshore wind farm in Belgium. The project is owned by Norther N.V. a joint venture between Elicio/Boreas by 50 percent, Eneco, with 25 percent and Mitsubishi Corporation, with a stake of 25 percent.
The 44 units of V164-8.0 MW turbines with a rated capacity of 8 MW, will be optimized for the project, so they are using energy-saving measures is able to deliver a maximum power of 8.4 MW, which increases value for the customer.
Norther wind farm will be built in the Belgian North Sea, about 23 km off the coast of Zeebrugge and is able to produce clean energy to meet the consumption of 400,000 Belgian households. It contributes significantly to Belgium's goal of generating 13 percent of its energy needs from renewable energy by 2020.
Source: Vestas / Maritime Denmark