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Senvion begins operations of 150MW wind farm in Quebec, Canada

Published 05 December 2016

Senvion has started operation of the 150MW Mesgi'g Ugju's'n wind farm in the Canadian province of Quebec.

The project is an equal partnership between Innergex and the three Mi'gmaq communities situated on the territory of Gespe'gewa'gi: Gesgapegiag, Gespeg and Listuguj.

The wind farm consists of 47 turbines, out of which 46 are 3.2M114 type turbines and one is MM92 turbine specifically designed and engineered for cold climates with anti-icing mechanism.

It generates enough electricity to power approximately 50,500 Canadain homes with clean, renewable energy for one year.

The blades and towers for the wind farm were locally produced in Quebec, by LM Wind Power in Gaspe and Marmen in Mantane.

Each turbine with a capacity of 3.2MW stands 100m in length and has a rotor diameter of 114m (92m for MM92). Senvion claims that the 3.2M114 type turbines are the first to be operating in North America.

Senvion CEO Jurgen Geissinger said: "With the Mesgi'g Ugju's'n wind project, Senvion has demonstrated once more its capability as a highly flexible business partner: we supply customized and locally manufactured technology to meet the client's needs."

Senvion North America CEO Helmut Herold said: "We are honoured to supply the leading First Nations windfarm in Canada. In doing so, we are committed to maximizing our economic and social contribution to the community by hiring and training local people.

“At the same time, Senvion is passionate about delivering the best technology to make wind energy even more competitive and affordable."

Senvion is a Hamburg, Germany-based developer, manufacturer and supplier of wind turbines for both onshore and offshore wind turbines. It produces turbines within a range of 2MW to 6.15MW with rotor diameters ranging between 82m and 152m.

The company has so far manufactured and installed more than 6600 wind turbines around the world. Its major markets include France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Italy, Romania, Portugal, Sweden, Poland, the USA, China, Australia, Japan India and Canada.

Image: Senvion CEO Jürgen M Geissinger. Photo: Courtesy of Senvion S.A.