10 March 2014
Hamburg: Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth-largest* manufacturer of wind turbines, installed more than 1.4 gigawatts (GW) of capacity in 2013 followed by a strong installation start in 2014 – thereby breaking the mark of 10 GW of capacity worldwide. This capacity is enough to supply 20 million people – or the entire population of Australia – with electricity for one year.
Senvion installed the largest share of this total volume in Europe. A total of 7.5 GW is installed here alone – on land and in the water. In its domestic market of Germany, the wind turbine manufacturer installed a total capacity of 2.8 GW by the end of 2013. The subsidiaries in France (1.5 GW) and Great Britain (1.1 GW) likewise make a major contribution to breaking the 10 GW mark. In North America, Senvion is active with a total of 1.8 GW of installed capacity. Asian countries contribute 375 megawatt (MW) to the Group’s capacity while the subsidiary in Australia contributes 196 MW.
Andreas Nauen, CEO of Senvion SE, says: “A total of 10 gigawatts of installed capacity on four continents in more than 10 countries documents impressively that we have the right products for the global market – from our tallest turbine measuring 200 metres in height for low-wind locations in inland areas to powerful offshore machines. It was only recently that we founded a subsidiary in Austria.
Turkey, India and Japan are other interesting markets we have our sights on.”
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, Poland and Spain as well as on a global level in the USA, China, Australia and Canada. Visit us at www.senvion.com
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. Visit us at www.suzlon.com
Source: *BTM Consult ApS – A part of Navigant Consulting – World Market Update 2012.