Senvion’s 3 MW-class wind turbine has arrived in North America: The company has installed the first of 46 3.2M114 turbines to comprise the Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n (MU) Wind Farm in Quebec.
It is not only Senvion’s first 3 MW machine installed in North America, but also Canada’s largest installed turbine to date, the manufacturer says.
The turbine has a rated output of 3.2 MW, a hub height of 100 meters and a rotor diameter of 114 meters. The 3.2M114 has been in service in Europe since 2012 but has been adapted for North American requirements, says Senvion.
The MU wind farm is owned by a 50/50 partnership of developer Innergex and the three Mi’gmaq Nations of Quebec. Once completed, the 150 MW project is expected to produce enough electricity to power more than 30,000 homes in the Avignon regional county. The project was awarded a power purchase agreement in March 2014 and is expected to be commissioned by the end of this year.
Senvion says the turbine is equipped with a hot air anti-icing system, which enables the machine to produce a maximum amount of yield even in harsh climates.
“As a partner in the Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n Wind Farm project, we are very pleased to be the first in North America to install the proven, state-of-the-art technology of Senvion’s 3.2M114 turbines, which will contribute to optimizing the benefits of this project,” says Michel Letellier, president and CEO of Innergex.
Photo courtesy of Senvion: Installation of a 3.2M114 turbine at a wind farm in Nortorf, Germany