Senvion installs prototype of new 6.2M152 offshore turbine

Hamburg, (PresseBox) - Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, the world's fifth-largest* manufacturer of wind turbines, has started to install the prototype of its new 6.2M152. With this turbine, the company is setting new standards for efficient electricity generation in offshore wind farms.

In a first step, the access routes to the Langen-Neuenwalde location (20 km north of Bremerhaven) are being built. The turbine is scheduled to begin operations at the end of October 2014. Starting in 2015, the Senvion 6.2M152 will enter commercial production.

The company announced the new turbine in November 2013. Compared with its predecessor, the rotor star will be increased from 126 metres in diameter to 152 metres. This will increase the swept area by about 50 per cent, making it the size of three football pitches. Energy yield will be increased by up to 20 per cent at a wind speed of 9.5m/s. The turbine will have a rated power of 6.15 megawatts, enabling it to supply around 4,000 homes with electricity. The nacelle of the turbine alone is the size of two detached houses.

Andreas Nauen, CEO of Senvion SE, explains: "This is an exceptional project, because the prototype has already been sold to EWE ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN GmbH and will be used commercially. The customer is placing trust in us, which we are justifying with a certified, validated and high-performance turbine. We are the world's only provider with experience with this turbine, thanks to more than 100 turbines installed."

EWE ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN GmbH is already operating a 5 megawatt Senvion turbine in close proximity to the newly selected location. Dr Jörg Buddenberg, Managing Director of EWE ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN GmbH, says: "With the alpha ventus and Riffgat projects, EWE is truly a pioneer in developing German offshore projects. We are pleased to continue this trend by constructing this innovative turbine."

About Suzlon Group:

The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world's fifth largest* wind turbine supplier, in terms of cumulative installed capacity and marketshare, at the end of 2012. The company's global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with over 22,500 MW of wind energy capacity installed, operations across over 30 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, low-cost, 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: *BTM Consult ApS - A part of Navigant Consulting - World Market Update 2012.

Senvion SE

Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The international mechanical engineering company develops, produces and markets wind turbines for almost any location - with rated outputs of 1.8 MW to 6.15 MW and rotor diameters of 82 metres to 152 metres. Furthermore, the company offers its customers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey, service and maintenance, transport and installation, as well as foundation planning and construction. The profitable and reliable systems are designed at the Senvion TechCenter in Osterrönfeld and manufactured at its plants in Husum (North Friesland), Trampe (Brandenburg) and Bremerhaven, as well as Portugal, India and China. With more than 3,300 employees worldwide, the company - headquartered in Hamburg - makes use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of more than 5,000 wind turbines around the world. Senvion is represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participations in European markets such as France, Belgium, the UK, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, and Poland as well as on a global level in the USA, China, Australia and Canada. Visit us at www.senvion.com

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