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Vestas to repower first phase of Denmark’s largest onshore wind farm

The 58MW repowering order is for the first phase of the 94MW Overgaard 1 wind project

Wind OEM Vestas has received a 58MW repowering order for the first phase of the 94MW Overgaard 1 wind park in Randers municipality in Denmark by SE Blue Renewables, a joint venture between the Danish energy company SE and Denmark’s largest pension company, PFA Pension.

”When fully completed, Overgaard 1 will be the largest onshore wind project in Denmark, and taking the first step now is a great milestone for SE Blue Renewables,” SE Blue Renewables chief executive Jan Bach Jensen said.

The firm order includes supply, installation and commissioning of 16 of the manufacturer’s V126-3.45MW turbines delivered in a 3.6MW power optimised mode and comes with a 20-year service agreement.

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The order is Vestas’ second announced repowering project derived from Denmark’s first energy-neutral auction.

Once completed, Overgaard phase 1 will consist of 26 new turbines, which will almost quadruple the current site’s energy production, demonstrating the strong business case for repowering, Vestas said.

“With this project, we continue to demonstrate Denmark’s repowering potential as well as our ability to support customers in submitting winning auction bids for the country’s energy auctions,” said Christer Baden Hansen, vice president sales North and West, Vestas Northern & Central Europe.

Deliveries are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2020, while commissioning is planned for the middle of 2020.

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