Jürgen Geissinger has joined Senvion, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 17 December 2015. Geissinger, one of Germany’s foremost business leaders, has a long track record in leading and expanding technology-based engineering businesses.
With 175 2 MW turbines totaling 350 MW, the wind project consists of Senvion MM92 and MM82 Cold Climate Version (CCV) type turbines. The Rivière-du-Moulin wind farm is the biggest onshore contract in the history of Senvion.
Senvion acquired RodPack technology from Chase Corporation in November 2015. The material is already used in the blade for the Senvion 6.2M152 and is anticipated to be integrated in future blade designs for both onshore and offshore turbines.
Senvion has supplied the first kilowatt hours (kWh) with its first Senvion 3.4M114 NES, which is installed in the German region of North Friesland.
Located on the Ray Estate near Kirkwhelpington in Northumberland, Ray Wind Farm with 16 Senvion 3.4M104 turbines will have a total rated output of 54.4 MW.
Senvion has signed a major new contract with leading renewable energy developer Blue Energy to supply 32 turbines to the developer’s Beinneun Wind Farm in Scotland.
The 2,000th turbine, a Senvion 3.4M114 NES, forms part of the Behrendorf wind farm in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.
The Senvion 3.4M140 is equipped with a sound-optimized blade profile and a new pitch control system to reduce turbine load. It will be available from 2018 in hub heights of 110 and 130 meters.
Senvion has commissioned 18 of its two-megawatt turbines with Martifer Renewables S.A., Poland. The wind farm is in operation in Gizałki, about 90 kilometers south-east of Poznań. It is the third biggest Senvion wind farm in Poland and the biggest with Senvion MM100 turbines worldwide.
Senvion installed wind turbines with a total capacity of over 285 MW in the first six months of the calendar year 2015 in Germany. With the installation of exactly 100 turbines in the period from January 2015 to June 2015, Senvion is the second largest manufacturer of wind turbines in Germany for the first half of the year.
Senvion is scaling up its Research & Development (R&D) capacities and will open its new R&D Center in Bangalore, India, in September 2015. The team in India will strengthen the global TechCenter in Osterrönfeld, Germany, in further developing wind turbines in order to continue its international growth path. Senvion will both increase the staff in the R&D headquarters in Osterrönfeld and establish the new Center in India.
Senvion generated total revenues of EUR 1,926 million in the FY2014/15 (1/4/2014 – 31/3/2015), 6.6% growth versus the previous year. Total performance increased from EUR 1,845 million in FY2013/14 to EUR 1,999 million in FY2014/15, an 8.3% increase year on year. Adjusted EBITDA for FY2014/15 was EUR 155 million, an increase of 6.2% from the EUR 146 million adjusted EBITDA in FY2013/14.
Senvion is strengthening its management team in order to further build on the strong performance of the 2014/15 fiscal year. Senvion has appointed Manav Sharma as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Furthermore, the responsibility for Senvion’s products and services divisions will be reallocated across two pillars: Russell Stoddart will continue to lead the company’s service business and quality departments as Chief Reliability Officer (CRO), while Bernhard Telgmann will take charge of the Product & Technology divisions. As part of moving into private ownership by Centerbridge, Senvion has changed its entity status and will now operate as Senvion GmbH.
Senvion has concluded three contracts totalling 32.5 MW with three new customers Boralex, Neoen and Isac-Watts. Senvion will equip the Calmont, Villacerf and Severac-Guenrouët wind farms with a total of 16 turbines from its two-megawatt portfolio.
Senvion connected its 6,000th wind turbine to the public power grid: Eight Senvion 3.0M122 turbines have been running since May 2015 at the Hollich community wind farm in Burgsteinfurt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The windpark Nordsee-Ost was officially put into operation in May 2015. With a rated power of 295 megawatts (MW), the 48 turbines can supply around 320,000 households with green electricity. On 24 km², with a subsoil of almost exclusively sand, the turbines were installed in only seven months with a water depths of around 25m.
Senvion has changed owners: Centerbridge Partners L.P., through its Centerbridge Capital Partners private equity investing strategy, has successfully completed the acquisition of Senvion announced in January.
Senvion has signed a contract for the supply of six Senvion 3.0M122 turbines with PLC System’s Burgentia Energia. The turbines with a rated output of 3 megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 122 metres will be delivered to the wind farm Brienza in Basilicata. With a total hub height of 90 meters, the 3.0M122 will be the first one of this type in Italy.
These represent the first contracts Senvion has signed with the UK developer and will involve the supply of turbines to Blue Energy’s Grange Wind Farm in North Lincolnshire, Kelmarsh Wind Farm and Winwick Wind Farm near Northampton and Chiplow Wind Farm in Norfolk.
Senvion launches a new wind turbine on the market in spring 2015. The turbine type Senvion 3.2M122 is particularly suitable for low-wind sites and offers higher yields compared with its predecessors thanks to its capacity upgrade.
Senvion is launching a new turbine for its 3.XM series. Featuring the Senvion Next Electrical System (NES), comprising a fully rated converter and an asynchronous generator, the turbine meets the rising requirements of grid operators in the various markets.
Senvion is delivering 54 turbines for the offshore wind farm Nordsee One in Germany´s North Sea, which will be erected about 40 kilometres north of the island Juist.
Senvion has concluded a contract with Storm on three Senvion 3.2M114 wind turbines in Belgium. With a total height of 200 metres, the Senvion 3.2M114 is the tallest wind turbine ever constructed in the country.
Senvion finished commissioning and initial test phase of the prototype of the Senvion 6.2M152. The turbine has been operating in fully automatic mode and thus as an active power plant at Langen-Neuenwalde (Germany), about 20 kilometres north of Bremerhaven, since January.
The project is being erected by wpd offshore GmbH within the 12-sea mile zone at the mouth of the Weser, about 40 kilometres northwest of Bremerhaven. The companies signed the contract for delivery, installation and commissioning of the 18 Senvion 6.2M126 on 20 February in Bremen.