50 N117/3600 turbines ordered by Vattenfall
Vattenfall, owner of the Dutch utility Nuon, has signed a contract for the delivery of 50 N117/3600 wind turbines with the Nordex Group in Amsterdam. The Wieringermeer wind farm is one of the biggest onshore projects for Vattenfall in Europe. The wind farm has an above-average capacity factor of 42 per cent due the excellent average wind speed of 8.6 m/s combined with the highly-efficient Nordex N117/3600 wind turbine. Due to the low noise emissions, the wind turbines can run without curtailments at full rated power, having a positive effect on the expected energy yield. The relatively low sound power level of the N117/3600 is achieved thanks to the wind turbine design and the addition of serrations to the rotor blades.
“Sustainability is an important part of our DNA. This is why we are striving for sustainable solutions in different areas,” explains Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer for Nordex SE. This includes the interests of the immediate neighbourhood as well as the CO2 emissions that can be avoided. Located 60 kilometres north of Amsterdam, the site is subject to noise emission restrictions, which the turbines are able to meet. At the same time, the wind farm will prevent the emission of around 300,000 tons of carbon dioxide annually which would otherwise be produced by a mix of gas and coal-fuelled power stations.
To date, the Nordex Group has installed wind farms with a combined capacity of almost 300 MW in the Netherlands and has a dense service network for the technical management of the wind power systems in this country.