The Danish operator European Energy A/S plans to continue operating the 18-megawatt Unseburg wind (Saxony-Anhalt) farm for at least another 20 years. The farm is home to nine Vestas V80 wind turbines and delivers a considerable yield of 36 million kilowatt hours per year. To boost operating and planning security to a maximum, the company has opted for an all-round package from Deutsche Windtechnik.
In addition to 24/7 remote monitoring, including fault diagnosis, the service contract also includes regular maintenance work, upgrades and repairs, and even the exchange of large components as well as rotor blade maintenance. The contract term extends up to the wind turbines’ 20th year of operation and includes a renewal option. At least 97 percent availability is guaranteed.
Expert support, high availability
“In addition to the expert advice and well-qualified service team at Deutsche Windtechnik, we were impressed by the flexibility and direct communication in arranging the contract as well as by the reliability and attractive pricing,” explains Johannes von Dechend, Senior Project Manager at European Energy A/S. The company has been relying on Deutsche Windtechnik services since 2011.
Cooperation thus far has also shown that actual availability is significantly higher than the guaranteed minimum availability. “Thanks to the company’s specialisation in different types of turbines and its international orientation, we also see a potential for cooperation across national borders in the future,” adds the project manager.
Johannes von Dechend, Senior Project Manager for the operating company European Energy A/S.
|Unseburg wind farm at a glance|
|Operator:||European Energy A/S|
|Start of cooperation:||2013|
|Deutsche Windtechnik services:||
Complete maintenance, including major components and rotor blade maintenance
9x Vestas V80 (2 MW output each)
|Total output:||18 MW|
|Expectes anual yield:||36 million kWh|