Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed contracts to supply 20 wind turbines with a total output of 62 megawatts (MW) for four projects in Lower Austria. The contracts have been signed with Windkraft Simonsfeld AG, which has had an established business relationship with Senvion since 2011. The two companies have previously worked together on four projects in Austria with a total output of approximately 65 MW.
With the orders for the four wind farms, Hipples II (MM100), Dürnkrut II (3.2M122), Poysdorf- Wilfersdorf V (3.4M140) and Prinzendorf III (3.2M114), Senvion shows the strength of its broad turbine portfolio, which enables optimized solutions for different wind regimes from strong wind all the way to low wind scenarios. The wind turbines will be installed at hub heights ranging from 100 meters to 160 meters to suit the local conditions and further optimize the yield of the wind farms. In doing so, Senvion will be celebrating two firsts in Austria: the Senvion 3.2M122 will be making its debut on the market during the projects and will be installed at hub heights of 119 meters and 139 meters. The 3.4M140 low-wind turbines will be installed at a hub height of 160 meters for the first time.
Jochen Magerfleisch, Managing Director of Senvion EU Central, commented: “We are very much looking forward to these projects. They will further reinforce our partnership with Simonsfeld. The projects demonstrate that flexibly adapting the turbines from location to location is the way to achieve the highest yield. With a combination of low-wind and strong-wind turbines from the Senvion portfolio at various tower heights, we are helping Simonsfeld to implement the most efficient solutions for all four locations.”
Markus Winter, Head of Wind Power Engineering at Simonsfeld: “We are delighted to continue the excellent partnership with Senvion that we have built up over the last five years and expect the new turbine generation to deliver performance just as stable and productive as in the past.” WKS CEO Martin Steininger added: “With the planned electricity production from the new wind farms, we will be able to increase our overall production by more than half in the next few years. That will help us to contribute to the process of expanding renewable energy and achieving climate targets.”
For all four projects, Senvion has signed full-service contracts lasting 15 years with extensions for up to 20 years. The wind farms are expected to be constructed between 2018 and 2020/21.
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 Senvion systems are mainly designed in the major TechCenters in Osterrönfeld and Bangalore and manufactured at its German and Portuguese plants in Bremerhaven, Vagos and Oliveira de Frades as well as in ?ory-Warszowice, Poland and Baramati, India. With approximately 4,500 employees worldwide, the company makes use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of more than 7,500 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, Chile and Canada. Senvion S.A. is listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.