Senvion has signed a conditional contract for the first Senvion 3.4M140 wind turbine, which will be a prototype the company is planning with e-wyn GmbH & Co. KG for the Janneby site in northern Germany.
The turbine is likely to enter operations in summer 2017. Thanks to its larger rotor (140 meters) compared with previous models, the tower is particularly suited for low-wind sites, says Senvion, which adds that an optimized blade profile with integrated serrations also reduces the sound power level.
Senvion first presented the 3.4M140 at HUSUM Wind in Germany last September and recently announced its future roll-out for the North American market. Serial production for the Senvion 3.4M140 will start toward the end of 2017 in hub heights of 110 and 130 meters.
Hendrik Böschen, managing director at Senvion Deutschland, says, “This type of turbine is especially efficient, for Germany in particular. The wind strengths that we see at many sites throughout Germany are a perfect match for the 3.4M140’s power range.”