Senvion Erects 6.15 MW Offshore Wind Prototype

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Senvion has erected the prototype of its 6.2M152 offshore wind turbine in Germany. The large 6.15 MW turbine builds upon the company's 6.2M126 model and has a rotor diameter of 152 meters.

The prototype, located onshore near Langen-Neuenwalde, has already been sold to EWE ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN GmbH. Commissioning of the turbine is scheduled to be completed by year-end.

The company says that because the 6.2M152 has a larger rotor diameter of 152 meters compared to the 6.2M126's 126 meters, the energy yield at wind speeds of 9.5 m/s is increased by up to 20%. The new machine's nacelle alone is as big as "two detached houses" and will be constructed offshore at a hub height of between 97 and 100 meters, adds Senvion.

"With the Senvion 6.2M152, we are setting standards in the cost-effective generation of offshore wind energy," says Russell Stoddart, chief technology officer of Senvion, later adding, "We will further consolidate our strong position in the offshore wind energy market with this turbine."

The company says the Senvion 6.2M152 could enter serial production next year.Â

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