Press release 2024-06-28

Vestas and LEAG to sign 105 MW in Germany

Vestas and LEAG have agreed on a 105 MW order for the wind energy project 'Forst-Briesnig II’, in Lausitz region, Germany.

Vestas will deliver 17 V162-6.2 MW wind turbines, and the order includes supply, delivery, and commissioning of the turbines.  

The wind project, which is being constructed on former lignite mining area, is the first for LEAG. It was developed by LEAG Renewables GmbH, a subsidiary of LEAG, which specializes in the development and implementation of renewable energy projects. The project is a milestone for the site’s transformation to a renewable industrial and energy landscape in the Lausitz region and is part of a greater energy transition project – the GigawattFactory. 
 

“Partnering with Vestas for our first wind project is another crucial step towards realising our GigawattFactory. With the strength of LEAG Renewables as our new centre of competence for renewable energy, together with 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”, says Thorsten Kramer, CEO of LEAG. 

"We are delighted to have reached this significant agreement, with one of the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturers", says Dominique Guillou, CEO of LEAG Renewables GmbH. "Securing historically 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." 

"Forst Briesnig II is a lighthouse onshore wind project and with its location in a former mining area, it is a great example of the transformation from fossils to renewables in the German energy system “, says Jens Kück, Senior Vice President Sales Onshore of Vestas Northern and Central Europe. “We are excited to support LEAG in their transformation journey and engage in this significant project as it showcases our strong ability to provide the right solutions to technically complex projects.” 

By 2030, LEAG aims to establish one of the largest onshore networks of renewable power generation plants in Germany, with a capacity of 7000 MW, combining wind energy and photovoltaic projects. 

"We are proud to invest in this transformative project, which represents another significant step forward in our commitment to renewable energy and sustainable power generation," says Tomáš David, senior executive responsible for renewable energy at EP Corporate Group. "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." 

EP Corporate Group is the controlling shareholder of EP Energy Transition, the majority owner of LEAG.

Turbine delivery is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2025 with commissioning scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2026. Upon completion, the turbines will be serviced by Vestas under a 20-year Active Output Management 5000 (AOM 5000) service agreement to ensure optimal performance and longevity of the assets. 

 

Contact person

Yannick Kramm

Vestas Northern & Central Europe , External Communications Specialist

+44 (0)77 9528 4694

Contact person

Margarita Schulz

LEAG Renewables GmbH

+ 49 (0) 30 767584572

Contact person

Kathi Gerstner

Lusatian Office

+49 355 2887 3010

VESTAS Windanlage V162-6.0MW, Foto: VESTAS Download
VESTAS Windanlage V162-6.0MW, Foto: VESTAS