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Senvion gets EPC contracts from Nexif Energy for two Australian wind farms

CTBR Staff Writer Published 20 February 2017

Senvion has won the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts as well as maintenance agreements from Nexif Energy for two wind farms in Australia.

The conditional contracts secured by the German firm are for the New South Wales located Glen Innes Wind Farm and the South Australia located Lincoln Gap Wind Farm.

While the Glen Innes Wind Farm will feature 25 turbines, the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm would comprise 59 turbines.

Senvion CEO Jürgen Geissinger said: "We are particularly happy to announce this contract with Nexif Energy, only a short time after being selected as single preferred supplier. This highlights the strong product fit Senvion can provide for Australian projects.”

The two wind farms will use the new 3.6M140 turbines from Senvion, marking their introduction to the Australian market.

As per Senvion, the 3.6M140 turbine has an increased energy yield by up to 20% at wind speeds of 7.5m/s compared to its predecessor. Also, its lifetime is claimed to have been stretched by 25% more from 20 to 25 years.

Senvion Australia CEO and managing director Raymond Gilfedder said: "The next few years will be a busy time for the wind industry in Australia. Senvion is in an excellent position to contribute to Australia's clean energy future with a great range of turbines and an experienced and professional team.

“The 3.6M140 turbine is particularly well suited to the Australian market delivering exceptional value to our customers."

Senvion has also claimed to have improved the turbine blades to ensure lower sound across all operating modes.

The two wind farm projects will have a combined capacity of generating more than 300MW of clean and renewable energy in Australia.

Senvion, since beginning its operations in Australia 15 years back, has installed over 200 wind turbines in the country from its 2MW series range with a capacity of over 440MW.