Senvion, one of the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers, has signed a major new contract with leading renewable energy developer Blue Energy to supply 32 turbines to the developer’s Beinneun Wind Farm in Scotland. With a total rated output of 108.8 megawatts (MW), the wind farm will produce enough electricity to power more than 59,000 homes each year. Beinneun will mark the fifth turbine supply contract where Blue Energy and Senvion have partnered in the UK. Senvion has more than 1.4 gigawatts of installed capacity in the UK.
Located near Fort Augustus in the Scottish Highlands, Beinneun will also be Blue Energy’s largest onshore wind farm project in the UK and will consist of 10 Senvion 3.4M104 turbines and 22 Senvion 3.4M114 turbines. The turbines are due to be delivered to the Beinneun Wind Farm in Autumn 2016 and the project’s expected date of commissioning is at the end of 2016. Senvion will provide the full maintenance of the wind farm project for 20 years.
Raymond Gilfedder, Senvion Northern Europe Managing Director, said: “We are very proud to have signed the company’s biggest UK onshore turbine contract. 10 years ago, Senvion installed its first turbine in the UK. We have come a long way and this contract marks a huge milestone in our company’s history. This achievement is the culmination of years of hard work by the team. It is evidence of what can be achieved when we build strong relationships with our partners based on trust and respect, like the relationship we have with Blue Energy. We are looking forward to continuing this long standing partnership with Blue Energy moving forward.”
Chris Dean, Chief Executive Officer of Blue Energy, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Senvion on the delivery of our largest UK wind farm to date. The Senvion 3.XM Series turbines are ideally suited to the Beinneun wind characteristics and our strong relationship with Senvion gained from recent experience across other projects, gave us the confidence to work with the Senvion team again on this major project”.