Senvion Expands Its 3.XM Wind Turbine Series With Two New Models

Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, has expanded its 3.XM series with the new Senvion 3.4M114 and Senvion 3.2M114VG wind turbines.

Andreas Nauen, CEO of Senvion SE, says, ‘By continuously improving our 3.XM series, we are achieving greater yields for our customers. Wind energy has to be and remain competitive. Innovation plays a key role in this.’

The company says the new Senvion 3.4M114 offers over 6% more rated power: In comparison to the 3.2M114, it increases the annual energy yield by 4.5% at an average wind speed of 7.5 m/s. It will be offered in three hub heights (93, 119 and 143 meters) and produced in series starting in summer 2015. Senvion notes it is using a pure steel tower solution for a hub height of over 100 meters for the first time. The Senvion 3.4M114 has a rated output of 3.4 MW and a rotor diameter of 114 meters. A prototype is located in Germany.

The Senvion 3.2M114VG is equipped with vortex generators. The company says this addition ensures better performance of the rotors, as the airflow is guided along the blades for longer. At an average wind speed of 7.5 m/s, the yield is increased by 1.5% compared to the 3.2M114. The turbine will be offered in three hub heights (93, 123 and 143 meters) and is currently being certified.

"With these turbines, we will erect at least two gigawatts of newly installed capacity in the next two fiscal years," comments CEO Andreas Nauen. Senvion says it has installed over 400 turbines from the 3.XM series since its launch in 2009.

The company says the new machines offer optimum yield at locations with average wind speeds, making them particularly suited for Senvion's European core markets in Germany, France, Belgium, Poland and Italy, as well as in Australia.

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