The renewal of Windpark Ihlow has taken a significant step forward with operator WPI Repowering concludeding a supply agreement for 14 E-138 EP3 E2 wind energy converters with the WEC manufacturer ENERCON. The ordered wind turbine type has a nominal power of 4.2 MW, a rotor diameter of 138 metres and a hub height of 131 metres.The contract signing marks the laying of a key cornerstone, which allows repowering of the Ihlow wind farm to leave the planning phase and enter realisation. Construction work will begin next year with the creation of the roads and crane platforms, and from late summer 2023 the first foundations for the new wind energy converters will be built. The installation of the wind energy converters will follow from 2024. Commissioning is planned for the summer of 2024. The 26 existing E-66 WECs will be gradually dismantled as construction progresses. The plan is for dismantlement to have also been completed by summer 2024.