Senvion extends modularity of its 3.XM turbines in North America
3.7M144 extension signals focus on highly customized wind energy solutions
Montreal/Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, announces the inclusion of the Senvion 3.7M144 into its North American product portfolio. The 3.7M144 is based on existing, proven technology and extends the modularity of its 3 megawatt (3.XM) platform in North America to four different nominal capacities with three different rotor diameters and a suitability for low to medium wind speeds. At the same time, Senvion is celebrating its ten year anniversary in North America at CanWEA’s annual conference and exhibition in Montreal.
The yearly energy production of the 3.7M144 is about 6.7 percent higher compared to the 3.4M140 launched last year for the 60 Hertz market. Like the other 3.XM models, the 3.7M144 has very low sound characteristics. In fact, due to aerodynamically optimized blades and serrations at the blade edges, it is one of the quietest wind turbines in its class. With 105 db(A), its low maximum sound power level makes it a perfect fit for locations where permitting is a challenge. The turbine is also suitable for site constrained areas. It features an active single blade pitch to reduce loads. This enables Senvion to extend the turbine life to 25 years. Senvion’s latest 3.XM turbine will be available for hub heights of 108 meters (354 feet) or depending on project specific needs. I will also be available with a de-icing system.
The 3.7M144 is compliant with all grid codes in North America and can be customized with different electrical capabilities to optimize costs. The turbine will be available with multiple chopper sizes, pluggable grid filters for weak grids, different voltage and reactive power ranges.
David Hardy, CSO at Senvion, says: “I am glad to announce that we are increasing the modularity of our North American 3.XM turbines. By doing so, we continue addressing the need for highly competitive, modular technology that can be adapted to project specific requirements in North America.”
Lance Marram, CEO at Senvion North America, adds: “We are working towards a high degree of flexibility and customization that is unheard of in the sector. The extension of our North American product portfolio is a clear market signal that points in this direction.”
Senvion – which started as REpower Systems in the U.S. in 2007 – celebrates ten years of doing business in North America at this year’s CanWEA. The company has an installed capacity of more than 2,600 MW as well as offices and service centres across 13 provinces and states. In Canada, Senvion turbines constitute more than 10 per cent of the country’s wind energy capacity.
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