Senvion and ENERTRAG sign contracts for 27 turbines in France

senvionHamburg/Courbevoie: Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth largest* wind energy turbine manufacturer, concluded four contracts with ENERTRAG, one of the major renewable energy suppliers in Europe for supply and installation of 27 wind turbines with a total rated output of 54.45 megawatt (MW) for four wind farms in France. Senvion will provide the full maintenance of the wind farms for 15 years.

Renneville wind farm, located in Champagne-Ardenne, is under construction and the commissioning is planned for June 2014. Nine Senvion MM92 wind turbines each with a rated power of 2.05 MW, a hub height of 100 metres and a rotor diameter of 92.5 metres, will be installed for this wind farm. With a total rated output of 18.45 MW, it will cover the electricity needs of approximately 18,500 people (including heating) and save 12,300 tons of CO2 emissions annually.

18 Senvion MM100 turbines, each with a rated power of 2 MW, a hub height of 100 metres and a rotor diameter of 100 metres, are destined for three wind farms in Chaourse, Anguilcourt and La Ville-aux– Bois-lès-Dizy, located in Picardy region. They will be the first MM100 turbines installed in France. With a swept rotor area of 7,854 m2, the MM100 enables the capture of more wind energy and suits perfectly to the wind conditions of low wind sites in France. The installation of Chaourse wind farm is planned for the end of 2014. After completion, these three wind farms have 36 MW of rated power output and will provide electricity to approximately 36,000 people (including heating) and save 24,000 tons of CO2 emissions annually.

ENERTRAG is specialised in generating electricity exclusively from renewable sources, mainly from wind energy. “After eight years of project development, we are very enthousiastic about the construction of these four wind farms. The 27 turbines from Senvion are technically proven and welladapted for this part of France”, said Thierry Vergnaud, the General Director of ENERTRAG France.

Olivier Perot, Senvion France S.A.S. Managing Director, said: “We are proud of this first contract with ENERTRAG in France. The confidence granted by ENERTRAG to us shows the relevance of the MM100, a turbine perfectly adapted to French market and the reliability of the solutions provided by Senvion.”

About Senvion:

Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The international mechanical engineering company develops, produces and markets wind turbines for almost any location – with rated outputs of 1.8 MW to 6.15 MW and rotor diameters of 82 metres to 152 metres. Furthermore, the company offers its customers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey, service and maintenance, transport and installation, as well as foundation planning and construction. The profitable and reliable systems are designed at the Senvion TechCenter in Osterrönfeld and manufactured at its plants in Husum (North Friesland), Trampe (Brandenburg) and Bremerhaven, as well as Portugal, India and China. With more than 3,300 employees worldwide, the company – headquartered in Hamburg – makes use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of more than 5,000 wind turbines around the world. Senvion is represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participations in European markets such as France, Belgium, the UK, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, and Poland as well as on a global level in the USA, China, Australia and Canada. Visit us at

About Suzlon Group:

The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world’s fifth largest* wind turbine supplier, in terms of cumulative installed capacity and marketshare, at the end of 2012. The company’s global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with over 22,500 MW of wind energy capacity installed, operations across over 30 countries and a workforce of over 10,000. The Group offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios – ranging from sub-megawatt onshore turbines at 600 Kilowatts (KW), to the world’s largest commercially-available offshore turbine at 6.15 MW – with a vertically integrated, low-cost, manufacturing base. The Group – headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India – comprises Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including Senvion SE.

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Source: *BTM Consult ApS – A part of Navigant Consulting – World Market Update 2012.