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Enercon wins large order and passes milestone

A PPA with Vattenfall seals a Dutch project, giving a 320 MW order to the German wind turbine manufacturer, which has just reached a 4 GW milestone with the sale of eight small units to a French territory in the Caribbean.  

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Enercon can celebrate a few fortunate recent events, including writing a 320 MW contract into its order books. WPZ BV, the developer behind the Netherlands' largest onshore wind farm, Windpark Zeewolde, has signed a contract for nine units of the EP2 platform as well as 74 wind turbines of the newer EP3 series, rated up to 4.2 MW and with a tip height of 220 meters. Installation will begin toward the end of this year.

"We selected Enercon based on the EP3 wind turbines' output, fine accessibility for construction teams as well as the partnership's track record," says WPZ BV Managing Director Sjoerd Sieburgh Sjoerdsma, who formerly worked for Dutch wind turbine producer Lagerwey, which Enercon purchased in late 2017.

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