Senvion Bolsters UK Presence With Turbine Supply Deals for Four Wind Projects

Senvion SE has secured contracts to supply wind turbines to four projects in the UK that have a combined capacity of 60 megawatts.

The projects to supply wind turbines include the Penmanshiel wind farm near Granthouse in the Scottish Borders that is developed by RES.  Senvion will supply 14 sets of its MM82 turbines, with a total rated output of 28.7MW. Pre-construction works for the wind farm have started, with project completion due in autumn 2016. A 20-year service contract has also been signed for the project.

Senvion will also supply three of its 3.4M104 turbines to the 10.2 MW-Reaps Moss wind farm located east of Bacup in east Lancashire and developed by InfraRed Capital Partners. Installation will begin in summer 2015 and a 20-year service contract has also been signed.

The third wind farm is the 10.25-MW Watford Lodge wind farm located near Daventry, Northamptonshire, which is developed by Broadview Energy.   Senvion will supply five sets of its MM92 turbines. Construction will start in the summer 2015 and is due for completion in autumn the same year.  Senvion will also look after maintenance of the wind farm for 15 years.

Senvion will also supply seven of its MM82 turbines to the 14.35-MW New Albion wind farm, located in Northamptonshire. The project is developed by John Laing. Pre-construction works have already begun and installation of the wind turbines is due to start in January in 2015 with the project scheduled to be fully operational by January 2016.

India’s Suzlon Group, which owns Senvion, has signed an agreement to sell the German unit to Centerbridge Partners LP for EUR 1 billion (US1.14 billion). The deal is only expected to close this current financial year.

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