Senvion has signed a conditional contract to supply more than 300 MW of wind turbines in Australia for Nexif Energy.
The engineering, procurement and construction – as well as maintenance – contracts are for the 25-turbine Glen Innes Wind Farm in New South Wales and the 59-turbine Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia.
“We are particularly happy to announce this contract with Nexif Energy only a short time after being selected as single preferred supplier,” says Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of the turbine manufacturer. “This highlights the strong product fit Senvion can provide for Australian projects. We are very much looking forward to further building on our partnership with Nexif Energy.”
Senvion will supply its 3.6M140 turbines for the projects – representing the introduction of this model into the Australian market. Compared to its predecessor, the turbine has an increased energy yield of up to 20% at wind speeds of 7.5 m/s. In addition, the lifetime has been extended by 25% from 20 to 25 years. Improvements to the blades have resulted in lower sounds in all operating modes, Senvion notes.
Senvion Australia recently named Raymond Gilfedder CEO and managing director. He previously served as managing director for Senvion’s Northern Europe hub.