Senvion, a global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines, says it has reached 2 GW of installed capacity in France, following the installation of 26 Senvion MM82 turbines at the Sambres wind farm, located in the Occitanie region.
According to Senvion, the RES-owned wind farm has a total rated output of 53 MW and supplies enough annual energy to supply over 17,600 three-person households with electricity.
The company says it is set to achieve another record this autumn with the installation of the largest rotor in France with five 3.0M122 machines at an 89-meter hub height at the Eoliennes de Quatre Chemins wind farm in Coupéville, located in La Marne, in the Grand Est region.
According to Senvion, the large rotor diameter is adapted to low-wind-speed sites, and the contract was signed in the first half of 2016 with customers Noria and Quadran.
Jürgen Geissinger, CEO at Senvion, said, “The installation of the first 3.0M122 in France – the largest rotor to be installed in the country – shows that the Senvion product portfolio is ideally suited to the range of wind conditions in France.”
Senvion was established in France in 2002 and currently has over 1,000 turbines in operation – from the former MD series to the current MM and 3.XM series.