Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has announced two new orders in the Republic of Ireland after its market entry earlier this year. Among those are the first Senvion 3.XM turbines to be installed on Irish soil.
Rathnacally wind farm, owned by renewable energy investor NTR, and located near Charleville in County Cork, will consist of two Senvion 3.2M114 turbines. The turbines will be delivered to site in the first half of 2018 and the wind farm is due to be operational in the second quarter of next year. This is the second Irish project Senvion has signed with NTR.
Senvion has also concluded its first contract with Galetech Energy to supply a mixture of ten 2 MW turbines for the Carrickallen wind farm in County Cavan. Two Senvion MM82 turbines with a hub height of 59 meters, seven Senvion MM92 turbines with a hub height of 74.5 meters and one MM92 with a hub height of 64 meters will be installed at the site. Delivery of the turbines will start in early summer next year with completion expected at the end of 2018.
With a total combined capacity of 27 MW, the wind farms will supply over 13,000 Irish homes annually with clean, renewable electricity.
David Hardy, Chief Sales Officer at Senvion, said: “We are very pleased to see that our market entry into Ireland is progressing quickly and positively. These contracts clearly demonstrate market confidence in our wind turbine fit and our partnership capabilities with both existing and new customers. We look forward to further building on this success.”
Joe Dalton, Director of Asset Management of NTR, commented: “This is our second Republic of Ireland contract with Senvion in less than one year. The Senvion/NTR relationship goes from strength to strength.”