Vestas to repower high-altitude wind project

By Michelle Froese Located in Niedere Tauern mountain massif in Styria, Austria, the Tauernwindpark is one of the highest-located wind farms in Europe — operating 1,900 meters above sea-level. ImWind, Tauernwindpark’s owner, was looking to repower the 22.75 MW wind park, which currently consists of 13, V66-1750 kW wind turbines.
The V112-3.45 MW IEC IA is a high-wind turbine with a high capacity factor that is ideal for demanding site conditions.
A wind-power project in such an environment is demanding, not only with regard to turbulence caused by the mountains, but also with regard to the remote site’s logistical challenges.
To cater to such specific demands,

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