Vestas Lands 105 MW Wind Turbine Order for LEAG’s Forst-Briesnig II Project in Germany

Vestas Lands 105 MW Wind Turbine Order for LEAG’s Forst-Briesnig II Project in Germany

(IN BRIEF) Vestas has secured a 105 MW order from LEAG for the Forst-Briesnig II wind energy project in Germany’s Lausitz region. The project, set on a former brown coal mining area, will include 17 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines. Vestas will also provide a 20-year maintenance service. The project, developed by LEAG Renewables GmbH, is part of the larger GigawattFactory initiative to transform the Lausitz region into a renewable energy hub. Turbine delivery is scheduled to begin in Q4 2025, with completion expected by Q3 2026.

(PRESS RELEASE) HAMBURG, 29-Jun-2024 — /EuropaWire/ — Vestas has announced a significant agreement with LEAG for the 105 MW Forst-Briesnig II wind energy project in the Lausitz region of Germany. The project involves the delivery, supply, and commissioning of 17 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines, marking a substantial step in the transformation of a former brown coal mining area into a renewable energy hub. Vestas will also provide maintenance services under a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement to ensure optimal performance and longevity of the turbines.

Developed by LEAG Renewables GmbH, a subsidiary focused on renewable energy projects, Forst-Briesnig II is a key part of LEAG’s GigawattFactory initiative, which aims to convert the Lausitz region into a renewable industrial and energy landscape.

Dominique Guillou, CEO of LEAG Renewables GmbH, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “We are delighted to have reached this significant agreement with one of the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturers. Securing the second-largest building permit for an onshore wind farm in Germany and now finalizing this contract are key milestones for the successful realization of the Forst-Briesnig II wind farm.”

Jens Kück, Senior Vice President Sales Onshore of Vestas Northern and Central Europe, highlighted the project’s significance, saying, “Forst Briesnig II is a lighthouse onshore wind project. Located in a former mining area, it exemplifies the transition from fossil fuels to renewables in the German energy system. We are excited to support LEAG in their transformation journey and engage in this significant project, showcasing our ability to provide the right solutions for technically complex projects.”

Thorsten Kramer, CEO of LEAG, added, “Partnering with Vestas for our first wind project is another crucial step towards realizing our GigawattFactory. With the strength of LEAG Renewables and experienced partners like Vestas, LEAG will build one of the largest onshore renewable energy networks in Germany, establishing the Lausitz region as a pioneer in the energy transition in Europe.”

Tomáš David, senior executive responsible for renewable energy at EP Corporate Group, the majority owner of LEAG, commented, “We are proud to invest in this transformative project, representing another significant step forward in our commitment to renewable energy and sustainable power generation. This project is a crucial element of our broader strategy to transition from conventional to sustainable power generation, positioning us at the forefront of the energy transition in Germany.”

Turbine delivery is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2025, with commissioning scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2026.

About Vestas
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service onshore and offshore wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 179 GW of wind turbines in 88 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 149 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 30,000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

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About LEAG
Germany’s second-largest electricity producer and one of the largest private employers in Eastern Germany is advancing the development of a GigawattFactory based on renewable electricity generation. The goal is to make up to 7 gigawatts of green power generation available by 2030 and up to 14 gigawatts by 2040. Investments in the expansion of storage capacities, the development of hydrogen-compatible power plants, and energy generation from biomass are central components of the transformation from a conventional energy supplier to a diversified energy transition company.

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About EPCG
EP Corporate Group is one of the leading private industrial groups and a long-term investor in Europe, founded on energy and infrastructure and later diversified into other sectors including food wholesale, food and other consumer retail, logistics, media, and e-commerce. Companies in which EP Corporate Group is the controlling shareholder or exercises the majority of voting rights have revenues of around €100bn and annual EBITDA of €8bn. Across Europe, EP Corporate Group operates vital energy and infrastructure assets including gas pipelines and gas storage facilities, power plants and electricity networks.

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Media Contacts:

Yannick Kramm
External Communications Specialist, Vestas Northern & Central Europe
Tel: +44 (0)77 9528 4694

Alexandra Bakir, LEAG
Head of Corporate Affairs
Tel: +49 173  7308224

Margarita Schulz, LEAG Renewables GmbH
Head of Communications
Tel +49 30 767584572

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