Senvion SE, the turbine-maker owned by India’s Suzlon Group, has won a contract to supply 18 wind turbines to a 111-megawatt offshore wind farm in Germany.
The project is developed by wpd offshore GmbH within the 12-sea mile zone at the mouth of the Weser, about 40 kilometres northwest of Bremerhaven. Senvion will install its 6.5-MW turbines for the project, which is due to start operating in the autumn of 2016.
The turbines and rotor blades are produced by Senvion and PowerBlades in Bremerhaven. From there, the components can be transported directly to their destination by sea. Each rotor blade is more than 60 metres long and weighs about 23 tonnes. The rotor star has a diameter of 126 metres, with the rotors sweeping an area larger than two football pitches.