Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has closed the financial contract for the Alibunar wind farm in Serbia with Elicio NV, for the delivery, installation and commissioning of 21 Senvion MM100 turbines. The installation is planned to take place in the first half of 2018, ahead of schedule; originally, the installation was to be completed in the Fall 2018. Alibunar is located close to the Malibunar wind farm, where four Senvion MM100 turbines will be installed in the second half of this year for another project. Senvion will take care of servicing over a period of 15 years for both projects.
Jürgen Geissinger, CEO at Senvion, says: “We are happy to be building our first projects in Serbia, this, and early next year. Our activities in Serbia mark a milestone which reflects our successful strategy to enter in new markets. With a strong hub in Milan, Italy, Senvion is well positioned to serve the whole Southern European market very efficiently and the opening of a Senvion local branch in Serbia, we have the right team in place to be a strong partner for our customers in the Balkan region.”
The Alibunar wind farm will be located in the village by the same name, 60 kilometers north of Belgrade. The 21 turbines with a hub height of 100 meters and rated output of two megawatts (MW) each will together produce enough energy to power around 27,600 households on average per year.
Carlo Schiapparelli, Managing Director Europe South-East at Senvion, adds: “The financial closing of the project is a benchmark for Senvion in Serbia. We thank Eolico NV for their continuous confidence in our services and products in different markets and are looking forward to this next positive cooperation.”
Senvion is a leading global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The company develops, produces and markets wind turbines for almost any location – with rated outputs of 2 MW to 6.15 MW and rotor diameters of 82 metres to 152 metres. Furthermore, the company offers its customers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey, service and maintenance, transport and installation, as well as foundation planning and construction. The systems are designed at the Senvion TechCenter in Osterrönfeld and manufactured at its German plants in Husum (North Friesland), Trampe (Brandenburg) and Bremerhaven, as well as Portugal. With approximately 4,500 employees worldwide, the company makes use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of more than 6,600 wind turbines around the world. The company’s operational subsidiary Senvion GmbH is based in Hamburg and represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participations in European markets such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Italy, Romania, Portugal, Sweden, and Poland as well as on a global level in the USA, China, Australia, Japan, India and Canada. Senvion S.A. is listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.