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27.01.2016 / Press
Eight plants of type Senvion 3.2 M114 to supply 21,000 households with electricity.
juwi, Germany’s leading specialist for wind energy onshore, is realizing more and more projects beyond its core market in South West Germany. After two other parks in Düren-Echtz and Aldenhoven, the Rhine-Hessian company is now constructing its largest wind farm to date in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), in Linnich, a small city close to Aachen. Eight modern onshore plants of type Senvion 3.2 M114 will produce more than 65 million kilowatt hours clean energy per year. This equals the annual energy requirements of 21,000 households. The wind farm will be operated by Aachen’s energy supplier STAWAG.
“North Rhine-Westphalia presents an important market for juwi. We will particularly focus on this region when it comes to realizing wind farms. We want to develop our company solidly and have therefore intensified our activites in NRW in this past year,“ says Thomas Broschek, managing director of juwi Energieprojekte GmbH. “With the Linnich project as well as other large-scale projects to come, we are on the right path to push the energy turnaround in NRW.”
Linnich wind farm is the eighth juwi project in North Rhine-Westphalia. It was planned by the company’s regional office in Essen, a large city from where 20 employees work on wind energy projects in NRW. “North Rhine-Westphalia has an enormous potential for wind energy,” continues Thomas Broschek. “Our team in the regional office wants to make use of this potential and thus push the enery turnaround in NRW.” The federal state has announced that it wishes to increase the amount of wind energy to 15 per cent of the state’s energy supply by 2020.
In the meantime, the towers at Linnich construction site are growing. If temperatures continue to be moderate, tower construction will be completed by March. They will be 123 metres high. Subsequently, turbines and rotor blades will be installed. Grid connection is planned for spring 2016. The wind farm will then be operated by STAWAG, an energy supplier from Aachen.