Senvion secures long-term service contract extension in Australia
Further cooperation confirms success of strategic focus on service maintenance
Melbourne: Senvion Australia has secured a 15-year extension to the Service Contract for Meridian Energy Australia's Mt Mercer Wind Farm. The contract extension will see Senvion continue to provide maintenance services to the wind farm through to 2035.
To look after the wind farm, Senvion has an established local Service Centre that has provided attractive employment opportunities for local people.
Jason Beer, Head of Service for Senvion Australia said: "Around Australia, our service teams work around the clock to ensure that the wind farms we maintain are in peak condition in order to maximise generation for our customers. The extended service contract with Meridian Energy is great news for our business, and a strong endorsement of the performance of our local team. We are very proud to extend our working relationship with Meridian."
Ed McManus, Meridian Energy Australia CEO said: "Safety and excellence are key success factors for our renewable energy assets in Australia. Senvion's professional and established service team has done a great job at the Mt Mercer Wind Farm and we are pleased to continue working with them."
Meridian Energy Australia's Mt Mercer Wind Farm comprises 64 Senvion MM92 wind turbines.
In total, Senvion has installed over 470 megawatts of wind energy generation in Australia, with a further 430 megawatts under construction. In addition to being responsible for project delivery, Senvion also has full-service agreements for all of these wind farms.
Senvion offers a comprehensive range of life-time service options to ensure wind farm owners achieve maximum value out of their wind farm assets. With a sustained focus on optimising wind farm operation, local and experienced teams around Australia provide constant monitoring and regular maintenance to ensure peak turbine performance.
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, 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.
About Meridian Energy:
Meridian Energy is Australasia's largest 100% renewable energy generator with wind and hydro assets in Australia and New Zealand. Meridian Energy Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Meridian Energy, and owns and operates two wind farms in Australia, the Mt Mercer and Mt Millar wind farms, three hydro power stations in New South Wales and is a caretaker for the Hepburn Wind Farm which also uses Senvion turbines. Meridian Energy's retail arm, Powershop Australia powers over 100,000 homes and business in Victoria, New South Wales and South East Queensland.
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