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Senvion completes first phase of 350MW Rivière-du-Moulin wind project in Canada

CTBR Staff Writer Published 18 December 2014

Suzlon Group subsidiary Senvion has completed the first phase of the 350MW Rivière-du-Moulin wind project in Canada.

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Located in the Regional County Municipalities (RCM) of Charlevoix and Fjord du Saguenay, the wind farm will feature a total of 152 Senvion MM92 and 23 Senvion MM82 type turbines in a special cold climate version.

Senvion has to date installed and commissioned 75 of the turbines. Phase two, which will feature 100 additional turbines, is expected to be completed by end of 2015.

The wind farm is anticipated to generate enough energy for about 106,000 households in the region.

Towers, blades and converters required for the project were sourced locally from Quebec.

Hydro-Québec Distribution will buy the electricity generated from the project under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

EDF Renewable Services, the North American subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, will provide operations and maintenance for the facility.

Senvion CEO Andreas Nauen said: "With the completion of Rivière-du-Moulin, Senvion has an impressive footprint in Quebec which will continue to grow.

"Despite the considerable size of the project and the number of turbines, grid connection has been right on schedule."

Senvion currently has a footprint of about 800MW in Quebec that the company's local team installed and commissioned since 2010.

Image: The 350MW Rivière-du-Moulin wind project is anticipated to generate enough energy for about 106,000 households. Photo: Courtesy of EDF Energies Nouvelles.