Australian Clean Energy Summit 2016

Senvion Australia is proud to support the Australian Clean Energy Summit 2016.

Founded in 2002, Senvion Australia has over 10% of the local wind energy market with a total of 440 megawatts of wind capacity installed across 9 wind farms in Victoria and New South Wales.

In Australia, our local team has the skills and expertise to design, build, operate and maintain sustainable power plants, from initial wind and site engineering, through to our operations and maintenance support.

The Australian team is also responsible for the Senvion Group’s presence in the Asia Pacific region. Active in the Japan market since 2003, Senvion Australia manages the provision of spare parts and technical support to 68 Senvion turbines with an installed capacity of 118 megawatts across 16 wind farms.

Senvion Australia is a 100% owned subsidiary of German-based Senvion GmbH, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines with over 12 gigawatts of wind energy installed globally.


You are invited

Join us for the Australian launch of our exciting new turbine - the 3.4M140

Date: Thursday 28 July - Day 2 of the conference
Time: 1:00 pm (cupcakes available from 12:30 pm)
Location: Senvion Lounge, Hilton Hotel, Sydney


Our wind farm projects in Australia

Title File Size
Bald Hills Wind Farm pdf 69 KB
Chepstowe Wind Farm pdf 93 KB
Cullerin Range Wind Farm pdf 108 KB
Hepburn Wind Farm pdf 82 KB
Mt Mercer Wind Farm pdf 148 KB
Portland Wind Energy Project – Stage II pdf 77 KB
Portland Wind Energy Project – Stage III pdf 74 KB
Portland Wind Energy Project – Stage IV pdf 186 KB
Vision Super Wonthaggi Wind Farm pdf 113 KB

Wind Turbine data sheets

Title
MM92
3.4M114 NES
3.4M122 NES
3.4M140 EBC

Off-grid and community-scale capabilities

Title File Size
Delivering community-scale and off-grid energy solutions pdf 74 KB

Meet our people at ACES 2016

Chris Judd, CEO and Managing Director, Senvion Australia

Chris has spent over 11 years in the wind industry since his initial appointment as General Manager of Projects with the Suzlon Group in 2004. Since then he has held senior management and leadership positions within Suzlon, REpower and Senvion, including appointments as Chief Operating Officer (International Markets) and CEO/Country Head in Brazil and Latin America. Chris was appointed to his current role with Senvion in 2012 which includes responsibility for management, growth and operations in Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to joining the wind industry, Chris spent the first 15 years of his career working in numerous engineering, construction, operations and general management roles in a variety of industries. These included telecommunications, public infrastructure, education and oil and gas across Australia, Asia and Europe with various firms including Arup, Leightons, Aurecon, and Lend Lease.

Chris is a member of the Clean Energy Council Board.

Marc Barrington, Head of Sales, Australia & Japan

Marc's early career began in investment banking and the fund sector, trading in precious metals for the likes of NM Rothschild and Sons before starting at AGL Energy in 2001. Initially responsible for wholesale and physical electricity portfolios he later focussed on the burgeoning carbon and renewables markets supporting AGL's early forays into in-house wind development. In 2009 Marc went onto build AGL Energy Services as a unique business focussed on delivering energy productivity improvements to AGL's 70,000 industrial and commercial business customer base. In 2016 Marc commenced at Senvion Australia leading sales and development teams in Australia and Japan.

Jason Beer, Head of Projects and Service

Jason is a Mechanical and Computing Engineer and a professionally qualified Project Director with 16 years’ experience in asset management, operations and support roles in the renewable energy marine and defence industries. He has over 12 years of experience leading geographically dispersed teams in performance based maintenance and support activities. He also has broad based experience across design and development programs, subcontracting procurement, and alliance contracting. Jason’s team is responsible for delivering new projects and for providing operations and maintenance support for the Senvion turbine fleet in Australia and Japan.

Tom Hanselmann, Head of Engineering

Tom is an experienced electrical engineer with over 13-years of experience working in the wind industry. He heads up Senvion’s skilled and experienced team of engineers whose expertise covers wind modelling, project engineering, grid connection, SCADA systems, balance of plant, high voltage operations and service. In the course of his career Tom has facilitated the connection of more than 1,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the National Electricity Market. Current projects include oversight of the grid connection for Senvion’s proposed 600 megawatt Ceres project in South Australia, which includes an innovative undersea High Voltage DC cable direct to Adelaide.

Sonia Teitel, Key Account Manager, Sales

Sonia is a renewable energy specialist (utility scale) with over 12-years of experience in the industry bolstered by an investment banking background. She has gained experience through working at leading renewable energy organisations in all aspects of a projects’ lifecycle from greenfield development, commercial structuring, equity and debt financing through to construction and asset operations. Sonia’s primary expertise is in business development including origination, managing complex bids, contract negotiation and commercial/financial structuring. Sonia is currently a Business Development Executive at Senvion Australia including turbine sales and wind farm project development focus.

Kanchana Perera, Key Account Manager, Sales

Kanchana has spent over 12 years working within the energy and resources sectors and is currently a Key Account Manager at Senvion for the supply, installation and EPC construction of wind power stations. Prior to joining Senvion, Kanchana has experience working across engineering, project management, sales, finance and strategy at multinationals within the energy and resources sectors. Her expertise is in power generation, balance of plant, smart grids and micro grids. She has a strong understanding of both technical and commercial aspects of large complex infrastructure projects and enjoys working with clients across Australia and Asia Pacific to develop solutions to their challenges.

Katrina Swalwell, Wind Engineering Manager

Dr Katrina Swalwell has worked in the wind energy industry for 10 years and has extensive experience in wind resource and turbine suitability assessments. She has presented at many international conferences and as a guest lecturer at Monash and Melbourne Universities. Katrina joined Senvion international wind and site assessment team in 2009. Her role focuses on assessing turbine suitability for site conditions and turbine performance guarantees. Previous to this role she worked as a consultant in all stages of wind farm development from site selection to assessing the performance of installed wind farms. Katrina's PhD is in wind turbine aerodynamics.

Michael Fuller, Commercial Sales Support, Sales

Mike recently joined Senvion from Western Australia. He is an engineer with significant experience in the energy sector, including working in remote mine sites, consulting for the energy and carbon management firm, Energetics as well as playing a leadership role in the development of a proposed community wind farm located in Western Australia.

Kylie McClean, Service Sales Coordinator, Sales

Kylie has been with Senvion for over 18 months. Having studied the Japanese language and business culture, Kylie works predominately with Senvion’s existing fleet in Japan and alongside the Service Sales Team in Australia working on new opportunities in both the Australian and Japanese markets.

Prior to joining the wind industry, Kylie worked in numerous planning and scheduling roles across Automotive Manufacturing and IT industries.

Dale Wiessner, Civil Engineering Manager, Projects

Dale has been involved in the wind industry since 2010, when he made an ethical decision to join a sustainable engineering profession. As a chartered civil engineer, Dale has played a lead role in delivering the balance of plant component of wind farm projects. This includes engineering management at all development stages – concept, design, construction, operation and maintenance - on NSW, Vic and SA sites. In 2015 Dale assumed responsibility for management of the Bald Hills Wind Farm project. Dale is currently project manager for the turnkey wind farm works for the Coober Pedy Renewable Hybrid Project. Construction of this remote off-grid project will commence in Q4 2016, with the installation of two Senvion MM92 turbines in Q1 2017.

Dean Smith, Manager Project Facilitation, Development

Dean has over a decade of experience successfully developing wind farm projects. At Senvion he is responsible for identifying, assessing and progressing wind farm development opportunities. He is currently supporting the development of the 600 megawatt Ceres project in South Australia.