Strathy North 67 megawatt confirmed for Senvion
Strathy North will consist of 33 Senvion MM82 turbines with a total rated output of 67.65 megawatt (MW). The site lies approximately seven km from Strathy village, Sutherland, in an area of commercial forestry plantation. The project received consent from Scottish Ministers in November 2011 and is now under construction. The turbines will be installed in early 2015 before a period of testing and commissioning. The site will be fully operational towards the end of 2015.
Raymond Gilfedder, Managing Director of Senvion Northern Europe, commented: "This is the fourth SSE wind farm in the north of Scotland that Senvion has supplied, and I believe this demonstrates the good working relationships and experience that Senvion and SSE have built up together. This major new order continues what has been an excellent start to the year for Senvion."
Rod Crawford, SSE's Project Manager for Strathy North, said: "We are delighted to have appointed Senvion as our turbine supplier for the Strathy North project. They provide a quality product and are a reliable company in our experience, delivering to programme costs. In addition, we have helped facilitate Senvion's new Highland service base in Alness, and we look forward to helping deliver investment and employment opportunities to the north of Scotland as part of our partnership with them on this project."
Senvion recently announced it had crossed the landmark 10 gigawatt (GW) of installed capacity worldwide, enough to supply 20 million people - or the entire population of Australia - with electricity for one year.
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
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.