Senvion, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, has officially launched the 3.2M114 wind turbine for the Canadian market.
The 3.2M114 is part of the Senvion 3XM series of 3 MW turbines with a rotor diameter of 114 meters. The company says the machine offers optimum yields at Class II wind sites and notes that almost 500 MW of 3.2M114 turbines have already been installed in Europe.
For its launch in Canada, the 3.2M114 has been equipped with a full converter that facilitates its integration into various grids across Canada, according to Senvion. It is also equipped with a hot-air de-icing system, which will be validated in the field at the 350 MW Riviere-du-Moulin wind farm in Quebec.
"The launch of the 3.2M114 in the lucrative Canadian market has added a fillip to our presence in North America," comments Tulsi Tanti, chairman of the Suzlon Group.
In Canada, the 3.2M114 will be offered on a 100-meter tower. Main components, such as the blades, are going to be produced by LM WindPower in Quebec. Towers also will be supplied locally by Marmen. Deliveries of the turbines are set to start in 2016.