World’s Largest Offshore Wind Turbines Chosen For First Commercial Project
In today’s Electek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):
- Germany’s first subsidy-free offshore wind farm preselects huge Vestas wind turbines.
- Nova Scotia has set a goal of reaching 80% renewable energy by 2030.
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The Vestas 15MW have a potential buyer
In February, like Electrek Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has reportedly announced the launch of its new offshore wind turbine – the V236-15.0MW. It stole the title from the US 14 MW conglomerate GE Haliade-X to become the world’s largest offshore wind turbine.
And now German energy company EnBW has shortlisted the massive Vestas turbines for He Dreiht, a 900 megawatt, subsidy-free offshore wind farm in the German North Sea. This would be the first commercial deployment of the Vestas 15 MW wind turbines if the prequalification is passed to an unconditional order.
EnBW obtained the rights from He Dreiht in the first offshore wind tender in Germany in 2017.
A single V236-15.0 MW is capable of producing 80 GWh per year, depending on site specific conditions. The diameter of the rotor is 236 meters (774 feet). A turbine will sweep an area of ââ470,845 square feet (43,743 square meters) and will be able to supply 20,000 households.
Installation of the turbines is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2025, with full commissioning of the fleet scheduled for the fourth quarter of the same year.
Nova Scotia: 80% renewable energy by 2030
Nova Scotia Premier Iain Rankin on Saturday said he wanted 80% of Nova Scotia’s energy to come from renewables by 2030. He also announced that a request for proposals (PD) will be published for renewable energies to provide 10% of the electricity of the Canadian province.
The results of the PD are expected to bring the province to 70% renewable electricity, with the remaining 10% of the target to be met by 2030.
The tender targets 350 megawatts of electricity from renewable energies. It would reduce Nova Scotia’s greenhouse gas emissions by over one million tonnes each year, create 4,000 jobs mostly in rural areas, and generate over $ 550 million in construction.
A press release from the province says wind is now the cheapest source of electrical power in Canada.
Photo: courtesy Vestas Wind Systems A / S
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