Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, the world’s fifth-largest* manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed four new contracts totaling over 60 megawatts (MW) in the UK, including the first contract to be signed in the UK with developer RES.
Located near Granthouse in the Scottish Borders, Penmanshiel wind farm, developed by RES, will consist of 14 Senvion MM82, with a total rated output of 28.7 MW, producing enough electricity to power more than 20,000 homes. Pre-construction works have recently started on site and project completion is due in autumn 2016. A 20 year service contract has also been signed for the project.
Reaps Moss wind farm is the second contract for Senvion with InfraRed Capital Partners and is located east of Bacup in east Lancashire and will consist of three Senvion 3.4M104. Once completed, the wind farm will have a total rated output of 10.2 MW, enough to power over 5000 homes. Installation will begin in summer 2015 and a 20 year ISP service contract has also been signed.
Watford Lodge wind farm located near Daventry, Northamptonshire, is the company’s fourth contract with Broadview Energy, and will consist of five Senvion MM92, with a total rated output of 10.25 MW. Watford Lodge will produce enough electricity to power over 5000 homes. Construction will start in the summer 2015 and is due for completion in autumn the same year. Senvion will also look after maintenance of the wind farm for 15 years.
New Albion wind farm, located in Northamptonshire, is the third contract Senvion has signed with John Laing. The project will consist of seven Senvion MM82 with a total rated output of 14.35 MW, enough electricity to power more than 7600 homes, as well as a 15 year service contract. Pre-construction works have already begun and installation of the wind turbines is due to start in January in 2015 with the project scheduled to be fully operational by January 2016.
Andreas Nauen, CEO of Senvion SE, commented: “We are delighted to be signing a further four turbine contracts in the UK, including our first contract with RES. This caps off what has been a highly successful year for Senvion in the UK, having signed contracts totaling nearly 250 MW since January.”
Raymond Gilfedder, Senvion Northern Europe Managing Director, said: “2014 has been a very positive year for Senvion in the UK so far. We continue to develop new relationships and further strengthen existing ones, and we are looking forward to more successes in the new year.”