Saarland: Construction begins for Merzig wind farm

Construction work has begun: Green City AG is currently installing two wind turbines (WEA) on the Bachemer Berg in Merzig, Saarland.
In the first step, access is started, i.e. the local traffic routes will be widened to approx. 4.50 m. Temporary turning funnels are also erected if the curve radius is unsuitable for passing through the construction site vehicles. In some places, a foreclosure is also carried out.

In spring/summer, the construction of crane parking areas, the foundations and the cable route will follow. The construction of the two towers is planned for autumn, and commissioning is scheduled for December 2021.

Two Vestas V150 turbines with a total capacity of 8.4 MW and a total height of 241 m are planned for the wind farm in Saarland. In the future, the two plants will be able to supply around 6,800 households with clean electricity. The wind turbines were planned as far away as possible from the adjacent forest stands and forest edges. In addition, the plots are located on areas exclusively used for agriculture or fallow land in north-south orientation, so that both sites have an optimal wind flow.

The climate protection measures of the city of Merzig go back more than 20 years. For example, almost 50 percent of the electricity consumed in Merzig is currently produced sustainably on site, including through wind and sun. “We are pleased that we as a company can contribute to the city’s continued expansion of renewables,” says project developer Anna Fritsch together with the Green City team.