German wind turbine manufacturer Nordex has received an order from Royal Dutch Shell for the supply and installation of the wind turbines for the wind farm that is part of Energiepark Pottendijk.
The wind farm is Royal Dutch Shell’s first onshore wind farm in Europe. The wind farm will have a total capacity of 50.4 MW.
Nordex will supply fourteen type N131/3600 wind turbines. The turbines have a hub height of 84 metres and a tip height of 149.5 metres. The start of delivery and construction of the turbines is planned for spring 2022. Commissioning is planned for the end of the same year.
With average wind speeds at the site of 6.6 m/s and thanks to the large rotors of the turbines, it will generate approximately 130 Gwh of clean electricity annually.
The contract with Nordex also includes a Premium Service for the maintenance and servicing of the turbines for a period of 15 years.
The wind farm is part of Energiepark Pottendijk, located near Nieuw-Weerdinge in the province of Drenthe. This energy park will also consist of a solar park with an installed capacity of 50 MW (90,0000 solar panels). Last year on 29 July 2020, the administrative law department of the Council of State ruled positively on the permits issued for the wind farm. Source: Nordex SE Image: © Nordex SE Hamburg