Edinburgh: Senvion UK Ltd. has signed a major turbine deal with InfraRed Capital Partners, a leading global investment management company. This is the first contract for Senvion with InfraRed Capital Partners, and will see the manufacturer supplying turbines to the Crook Hill Wind Farm just north of Rochdale in East Lancashire.
Crook Hill Wind Farm will consist of 11 Senvion 3.4M104 turbines with a total rated output of 37.4 megawatts (MW) and will produce enough electricity to power more than 20,000 homes. Construction is due to start in April 2015 with project handover completed by July 2015.
InfraRed Capital Partners has appointed Partnerships for Renewables (PfR) as construction managers for the project. PfR has previously worked with Senvion and recently opened the Oakdale wind farm in Caerphilly, Wales, which features the first serial produced Senvion MM100 turbines in the world.
Raymond Gilfedder, Managing Director of Senvion Northern Europe,commented: “We are delighted to be signing our first contract with InfraRed Capital Partners, and to be continuing our relationship with Partnerships for Renewables. This major new order continues what has been an excellent year for Senvion so far.”
James Hall-Smith, Team Head, Environmental Infrastructure at InfraRed Capital Partners said: “We are pleased to be working with Senvion to deliver Crook Hill, which, when completed, will add to our portfolio of environmental infrastructure assets sourced, as are many of our opportunities, from partnerships in the industry.”
Stephen Ainger, Chief Executive of Partnerships for Renewables, commented: “PfR is pleased to now be out of the starting blocks with the construction of the Crook Hill project on behalf of InfraRed Capital Partners. It’s also great to be working with Senvion again so soon after PfR’s Oakdale project in Caerphilly was formally switched on by Welsh Government minister, Alun Davies, last month.”
37 megawatts for Senvion in first contract with InfraRed Capital Partners (PDF, 26 kByte)