The time has come: The Dueddingen wind farm will be connected to the grid after a successful repowering within the tight schedule! In mid-March 2018, the first construction measures began in the area of the Wesermarsch. Approx. eight months later, the four new Enercon E-70 E4 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2.3 MW, were completed and commissioned. The old NEG Micon 1500-64 from 2000 was dismantled and replaced by the new ones.
David Szilagyi, Project Developer at ENOVA, said: “We made it! And the whole thing according to plan. Despite some adversities, the project was implemented very well thanks to the dry summer and the well-rehearsed performance of all project participants and subcontractors.” The project schedule was particularly stringent with the tight schedule and the necessary extensive coordination between the trades. During the dismantling of the old plants were still in full swing, the new wind turbines were already being built elsewhere. Another obstacle was the current situation of access via a private railroad crossing, which made larger transport difficult. However, this hurdle was taken sovereign.
The new plants reach with a hub height of 64 meters and a rotor diameter of 71 meters a total height of about 100 meters. They will produce over 15,142,000 kWh of electricity annually. This is enough to supply just under 4,000 households with renewable energy, resulting in CO2 savings of around 9,000 tones.