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Senvion delivers 18 turbines for Nordergründe offshore wind farm
Andreas Nauen, CEO of Senvion SE, said: "Successful energy turnaround needs offshore wind energy. Clear framework conditions will fill the order books again. We are very happy that our turbines and rotor blades from Bremerhaven are being used for the wind farm of wpd, a Bremen company. This project will create a lot of value locally. Thanks to the clear compensation provisions of the EEG (Renewable Energy Sources Act) our clients will be able to plan reliably, but the German offshore sector will soon need clear indicators for the years after 2019. The preparations for EEG 3.0 are the next step, and must start already this year."
Martin Günthner, Senator of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, said: "We are pleased that the new contract means that PowerBlades can return to production. It's an important message to the offshore sector and the region of Bremerhaven. Today, it is clearer than ever that short-time working was the right tool chosen for the transitional period. Most of all I would like to express my thanks for the constructive cooperation with Senvion; thanks to them, we can continue on a path with a long-term perspective."
The turbines and rotor blades are produced by Senvion and PowerBlades in Bremerhaven. From there, the components can be transported directly to their destination by sea. The nacelle alone is as big as two single-family houses and will be assembled offshore at a hub height between 97 and 100 metres. Each rotor blade is more than 60 metres long and weighs about 23 tonnes. The rotor star has a diameter of 126 metres, with the rotors sweeping an area larger than two football pitches.
To date, the Senvion 6.2M126 is the world's most powerful offshore wind turbine to be produced in series. Senvion got started in the multi-megawatt category back in 2004 and since then, has achieved a great deal of success. No other manufacturer today has the experience that Senvion has, with more than 140 turbines from the 5 and 6 megawatt class installed on the high seas.
About Suzlon Group:
The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world's fifth largest* wind turbine manufacturer, in terms of annual installed capacity and market share in 2013. The company's global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with over 25,000 MW of wind energy capacity installed, operations across over 31 countries and a workforce of over 10,000. The Group offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios - ranging from sub megawatt onshore turbines at 600 Kilowatts (KW), to the world's largest commercially-available offshore turbine at 6.15 MW - with a vertically integrated, lowcost manufacturing base. The Group - headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India - comprises Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including Senvion SE. Visit us at www.suzlon.com
Source: *MAKE Report: Global Wind Turbine OEM 2013 Market Share.
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