Hamburg/Edinburgh: Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, the world’s fifthlargest* manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a new contract totaling over 40 megawatts (MW) in the UK. Senvion will be supplying turbines to the A’Chruach Wind Farm in Argyll and Bute in Scotland, developed by Infinis Energy plc (Infinis).
Located within the Kilmichael Forest area in Mid Argyll, the A’Chruach Wind Farm will consist of a mixture of 12 MM92 turbines and nine MM100 turbines, with a total rated output of 42.6 MW.
A’Chruach will produce enough electricity to power more than 22,000 homes, and construction is due to start next summer with handover completed at the end of 2015. Senvion will provide the full maintenance of the wind farm for five years.
The MM92 and MM100 turbines are based on the reliable technology of the MM82, which is the bestselling Senvion onshore turbine in the UK. The combination of MM series machines is ideal for this complex site and demonstrates how the Senvion portfolio is ideally suited to UK wind conditions.
Raymond Gilfedder, Managing Director of Senvion Northern Europe, commented: “I am
delighted to further develop our relationship with Infinis, one of the UK’s leading generators of renewable power. Infinis already own three projects featuring Senvion turbines so confirming our first supply contract with them is proof of our successful relationship and we look forward to continuing this partnership with them in the future.”
Gordon Boyd, Chief Financial Officer of Infinis Energy plc, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Senvion on the construction of the A’Chruach Wind Farm which is an important element of Infinis’ plan to build 130 to 150MW of additional wind capacity by March 2017.”
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.