Senvion, a global manufacturer of both onshore and offshore wind turbines, has introduced a new turbine variant suitable for sites with medium wind speeds – the Senvion 3.6M140.
According to Senvion, the energy yield at wind speeds of 7.5 m/s is increased by up to 20% compared with the Senvion 3.2M122. The company says it optimized the aeroacoustics by equipping the blades with serrations for lower sound in all operating modes.
“The Senvion 3.6M140 is based on the EBC platform, which utilizes the innovative Eco Blade Control technology,” said Jürgen Geissinger, CEO at Senvion. “The intelligent load management technology enables an optimized load during operation in even more challenging wind regimes.
“The upgrade to medium-wind-speed sites will open additional sites where our customer can apply this top-of-the-line technology product,” he continued. “The 140-meter rotor diameter and the upgrade to 3.6 MW will allow additional output at the same site.”
Further, the design of the Senvion 3.6M140 allows for quick installation due to single blade installation and an easy-to-install design. The company notes its blades are produced with RodPack technology, which allows optimized and lighter blade design, as well as faster and high-quality blade production.
Bernhard Telgmann, executive vice president product and technology at Senvion, summarized, “The cost-efficiency of wind energy significantly depends on two main variables: the yield and design lifetime of a turbine. That’s why compared to its predecessor, we increased the yield by more than 20 percent while extending the lifetime by 25 percent – from 20 to 25 years. Furthermore, the Senvion 3.6M140 features Senvion’s Next Electrical System, with a power upgrade to 3.6 MW.”