Edinburgh: Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wind turbines, has signed a new contract with RWE Innogy to supply turbines to the Batsworthy Cross Wind Farm.
Located in Devon in south west England, Batsworthy Cross will consist of nine Senvion MM82 turbines with a total rated output of 18.45 megawatts (MW). It is estimated that the average annual generation expected at Batsworthy Cross Wind Farm would be equivalent to the domestic needs of around 8,900 average UK households*. This is the 9th wind farm that Senvion will install with RWE Innogy in the UK. The first project in cooperation with Senvion and RWE Innogy dates back to 2005.
At present, RWE Innogy is in the process of fulfilling pre-construction planning conditions in preparation for construction at the site. The first turbine installations are scheduled for January 2016 and the project will be handed over to the customer in summer 2016. Senvion also concluded a service contract for five years runtime.
Raymond Gilfedder, Managing Director of Senvion Northern Europe, said: “We are delighted to be installing our first turbine in the county of Devon together with RWE Innogy. They were one of our first customers in the UK and a reliable partner in the development of wind energy. We look forward to continuing to build on the excellent relationship we have with RWE Innogy in the future.”
Michael Williams, Senior Project Manager at RWE Innogy UK, said: “We are delighted to be working again with Senvion, building upon a number of successful projects in recent years. Signing this contract is another key milestone in the delivery of the project and will be quickly followed by the start of construction in the coming weeks. We look forward to the delivery and installation of the Senvion turbines early next year.”
Senvion wins turbine order with RWE Innogy totalling over 18 MW (PDF, 94 kBytes)