Hamburg/Montreal: Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, the world’s fifthlargest* manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a contract for the delivery of its 3.2M114 Cold Climate Version type turbines to the 150 Megawatt (MW) Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n (MU) wind farm in Quebec, Canada. With almost 500 MW installed in Europe, the Senvion 3.2M114 already has a proven track record. It is the first time Senvion will be installing the 3.2M114, equipped with a hot-air de-icing system, on North American soil. The Senvion 3.2M114 turbines, each with a rated power of 3.2 MW, a hub height of 100 metres and a rotor diameter of 114 metres, are expected to produce enough
electricity to power about 94.000 homes.
The MU wind project is owned and developed in a 50-50 partnership between the three Mi’gmaq First Nations of Quebec and Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. (TSX:INE). It is the biggest wind farm project with First Nations participation in Quebec to date. The project was awarded a power purchase agreement in March 2014 and is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2016.
At the occasion of the contract signature, Andreas Nauen, CEO of Senvion SE, commented:
“We are delighted to deliver our turbines for this flagship project with the First Nations. Big wind farms like MU highlight the importance of the renewable sector for the country.”
Helmut Herold, CEO North America at Senvion Canada Inc., said: “I am happy that, once again, Innergex has put its trust in us. I am convinced that our flexibility and our persistence but also our stellar performance at the Viger-Denonville community wind farm have paid off. We have experienced local teams here in Quebec, which makes me confident that the project realisation will work very smoothly.”
Viger-Denonville is the first community wind farm in Quebec. The Senvion MM92 turbines that were commissioned in November 2013, have an availability of 99.5 per cent on average. Michel Letellier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. stated: “Signing this turbine supply contract marks an important milestone in the development of the MU wind project, founded on our strong partnership with the Mi’gmaq First Nations of Quebec. As a result, the project’s risk profile and economic returns are improved.”
About Senvion Canada:
Senvion Canada Inc. currently counts about 250 employees in Canada and has offices in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. It is the hub of the North American business. The company started its Canadian operations out of Montreal in the province of Quebec where it is supplying more than 1 GW by 2016. The Welland blade production facility is operated by PowerBlades, a wholly owned subsidiary of Senvion SE. More at www.senvion.com.ca
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 SenvionTechCenter in Osterrönfeld and manufactured at its plants in Husum (North Friesland), Trampe (Brandenburg) and Bremerhaven, as well as Portugal, Canada and India. With more than 3,400 employees worldwide, the company – headquartered in Hamburg – makes use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of more than 5,600 wind turbines around the world. Senvion is represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participations in European markets such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, and Poland 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.