Milestone turbine installed at Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm in South Wales
Edinburgh/Hamburg: Senvion has reached the historic milestone of 1,000 wind turbines installed in the UK. The landmark turbine was installed at the Innogy Renewables UK Ltd. Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm in South Wales earlier this month. The news culminates a highly successful three years between 2016 and 2018 during which Senvion has installed 350 onshore turbines in the UK equating to 768 MW, more than any other single manufacturer has installed in the same period.
Senvion’s current UK onshore cumulative capacity stands at 2,200 MW, generated by 116 wind farm projects, which provides 5,800,000 MWh/year to the UK grid (5.8TWh/a). This is equivalent to the amount of electricity required to power nearly 1.5 million average UK homes.
The 1000th turbine to be installed was a Senvion MM92 model at the Mynydd Y Gwair Wind Farm near Swansea. The project consists of 16 Senvion MM92 turbines with an installed capacity of 32.8 MW. This is the tenth wind farm Senvion has built with Innogy Renewables UK Ltd.
Steven White, General Manager Senvion UK & Ireland said: “We are extremely proud to reach this historic milestone for our UK business, particularly in partnership with a long-standing customer. Our team prides itself on its strong commitment and enthusiasm to deliver the best performance for our clients and build on our reputation as one of the leading OEMs in the UK market. We look forward to continuing with further successes throughout this year.”
Tim James, Project Manager at Innogy Renewables UK Ltd, added: “We now have 10 Senvion MM92 turbines up at Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm and this week we also achieved first generation which is testament to the team’s hard work.”
Senvion is a leading global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The company develops, produces and markets wind turbines for almost any location – with rated outputs of 2 MW to 6.33 MW and rotor diameters of 82 metres to 152 metres. Furthermore, the company offers its customers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey, service and maintenance, transport and installation, as well as foundation planning and construction. The Senvion systems are mainly designed in the major TechCenters in Osterrönfeld and Bangalore and manufactured at its German and Portuguese plants in Bremerhaven, Vagos and Oliveira de Frades as well as in Żory-Warszowice, Poland and Baramati, India. With approximately 4,000 employees worldwide, the company makes use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of more than 7,900 wind turbines around the world. The company’s operational subsidiary Senvion GmbH is based in Hamburg and represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participations in European markets such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Italy, Romania, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Poland as well as on a global level in the USA, China, Australia, Japan, India, Chile and Canada. Senvion S.A. is listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
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