This new wind farm which is scheduled to be commissioned in September 2012 will include five wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2 MW. The forecasted electricity production of more than 20,000,000 kWh per year will meet the electricity needs of about 5,500 households. This corresponds to a town of the size of Verdun.
Daniel Christnach, Head of Renewable Energies & Cogeneration Enovos Luxembourg, points out: "As a result of the green electricity produced by the Souilly wind farm, more than 9,200 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions will be avoided each year. Once the Souilly wind farm is operational, Enovos will have a total renewable energy based production capacity of nearly 270 MW in Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, France, and Italy".
The infrastructure works will commence in January next year. In February 2012, the first sections of the foundations for the wind turbines will be delivered on site while the assembling works and the installation of the turbines continue until August. After eight months of construction, the wind farm will start production in September 2012. The wind turbines for this site are manufactured by Vestas (the V90 type), who is the world leader with almost 44,500 turbines installed worldwide.
The Enovos group is paying an increasing attention to the power production based on renewable energy sources. "As an electricity and natural gas supplier, we are aware of the limited availability of fossil energy sources," explains Jean Lucius, CEO Enovos Luxembourg. "We wish to help achieve sustainable energy supplies and help protect the climate in an active way by investing substantially among others in wind energy. With our investment in the Souilly wind farm, a project which has been developed by ABO Wind of Wiesbaden, we are confirming our commitment to renewable and environment friendly energy sources."
Enovos Luxembourg S.A. – Natural gas, electricity and services
As energy supplier on the Luxembourg, German and European energy market, Enovos Luxembourg’s mission consists of generating electricity, natural gas and renewable energy for municipal providers, industries and private households and in delivering it to them.
100% owned by Enovos International S.A., Enovos Luxembourg is a part of the Enovos-International-group.
They are subordinate to Enovos International S.A., which is an operative holding company with its headquarters in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. In addition to supplying energy, the parent company also acts as an umbrella for the management of the grid operator, Creos Luxembourg S.A.
Expressed in numbers, the Enovos-International-group currently consists of more than 1,300 employees, more than 280,000 points of delivery, over 8,700 km of electric lines and more than 3,600 km of gas pipelines.
In addition to its traditional core business, the company is expanding its activities mostly in the field of renewable energy.
25.44% of Enovos International S.A. belongs to Luxembourg State, 10.01% belongs to the state-owned investment bank SNCI and 8.00% belongs to the City of Luxembourg. ArcelorMittal owns 23.48%, RWE owns 18.36%, E.ON has 10.00% and Electrabel holds 4.71%.