Senvion, one of the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers, has signed a contract with Vattenfall to supply 16 Senvion 3.4M104 turbines to the Ray Wind Farm.Located on the Ray Estate near Kirkwhelpington in Northumberland, Ray Wind Farm will have a total rated output of 54.4 megawatts (MW) and will produce enough electricity to power more than 30,000 homes each year.
Ray Wind Farm is the first project that Senvion has signed with Vattenfall in the UK using the 3.XM platform. The first turbine installations are scheduled for July 2016.
Raymond Gilfedder, Managing Director of Senvion Northern Europe, said: “Following our successful partnership on the Clashindarroch wind farm, we are delighted to once more be working in partnership with Vattenfall in the UK. I am very pleased that Vattenfall have again placed their confidence and trust in us to deliver.”
Paul Nickless, Vattenfall’s Construction Manager for the Ray Wind Farm, said: “Vattenfall started construction of the Ray Wind Farm earlier this summer. We are looking forward to delivery and safe installation of the wind turbines next year and generating green power by the end of 2016 or early 2017, building on our previous partnerships with Senvion and our other contractors to deliver a safe and successful project.”