16.03.2023  |  News

Milestone for wind farm at Bad Lauchstädt Energy Parkt

Terrawatt receives official authorisation and concludes supply contract with Vestas

With the conclusion of the authorisation procedure based on the Federal Immission Control Act (BImschG) by the Saalekreis district at the beginning of this year, Terrawatt Planungsgesellschaft mbH has now been able to conclude the supply contract with the Danish wind turbine manufacturer VESTAS. Vestas will thus support the first generation stage of the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park by supplying eight state-of-the-art wind turbines.

Vestas will supply V162-6.2 wind turbines with a rated output of 6.2 MW each for the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park. The turbines are part of the onshore wind turbine portfolio in the high MW class and thus belong to Vestas’ most modern product platform (EnVentus). They achieve industry-leading energy production. Adapted to local conditions, the turbines are supplied with three different hub heights. Tubular steel towers with a height of 119 metres are used for two turbines. The remaining six turbines with hub heights of 166 metres and 169 metres will be installed on locally manufactured concrete hybrid towers. Finally, the wind turbines are combined into one generation unit via a central wind farm controller.

“We are delighted to support this project as a technology partner. The complexity of the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park makes the project an exciting challenge. Close coordination is necessary to ensure that the overall system consisting of wind turbines, electrolysis, grid control and other components works properly. Our versatile interfaces will implement higher-level setpoint specifications in the planned setup and provide data for control. The selected wind turbines are therefore ideally suited for integration with green hydrogen production,” explains Leander Rust, Technical Project Manager at Vestas.

Falk Zeuner, Managing Director of Terrawatt Planungsgesellschaft mbH adds: “After working long and hard to obtain the necessary approval for our wind farm, we are delighted that we now have it in our hands. Ultimately, it was also an important prerequisite for finalising the supply contract with Vestas. We are now in the process of coordinating the structural realisation with Vestas and avoiding further – potentially cost-increasing – delays in the project.”

Construction of the eight wind turbines, the first stage in the production of green hydrogen at the Bad Lauchstädt Energy Park, is scheduled to start in the first half of this year and should hopefully be completed by the end of 2023.


Katharina Wilsdorf 

T: +49 341 2310 9033
E: presse_at_energiepark-bad-lauchstaedt.de