Senvion unveils turbine with 3.6 megawatt power upgrade for sites with medium wind speeds

Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, presents the Senvion 3.6M140, a new variant suitable for sites with medium wind speeds. Compared to the Senvion 3.2M122, the energy yield at wind speeds of 7.5 m/s is increased by up to 20 per cent. Senvion optimizes the aeroacoustics by equipping the blades with serrations for lower sound in all operating modes.

Jürgen Geissinger, CEO at Senvion, says: “The Senvion 3.6M140 is based on the EBC platform, which utilizes the innovative Eco Blade Control technology. The intelligent load management technology enables an optimized load during operation in even more challenging wind regimes. By extending our product portfolio with this new variant, Senvion is taking another step towards tailor-made solutions for our customers. The upgrade to medium wind speed sites will open additional sites where our customer can apply this top of the line technology product. The140 meter rotor diameter and the upgrade to 3.6 megawatts will allow additional output at the same site.”

The design of the Senvion 3.6M140 allows quick installation due to single blade installation and an easy to install design. Its blades are produced with the innovative RodPack technology which allows optimized and lighter blade design as well as faster and high-quality blade production.

Bernhard Telgmann, Executive Vice President Product & Technology at Senvion, adds: “The cost-efficiency of wind energy significantly depends on two main variables: The yield and design lifetime of a turbine. That’s why compared to its predecessor we increased the yield by more than 20 percent while extending the life time by 25 percent – from 20 to 25 years. Furthermore, the Senvion 3.6M140 features Senvion’s Next Electrical System with a power upgrade to 3.6 megawatt.”

In 2016, six years after introducing the first 3.XM turbine to the market, Senvion has a track record of 765 Senvion 3.XM wind energy turbines and amounts to 2.5 GW installed of this product type alone.

Senvion at Hamburg WindEnergy 2016: Hall A4, Stand 410