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Senvion signs deal for first 3.4M140 prototype

Published 30 May 2016

Senvion will install a prototype of its new 3.4M140 low-wind turbine in Janneby, northern Germany.

The 3.4MW turbine, with a 140m rotor, is planned to be installed by summer 2017, with commercial production anticipated by the end of that year.

It is the third prototype Senvion is planning with e-wyn GmbH & Co KG for the Janneby site.

The new 3.4M140 wind turbine will come with hub heights of 110m and 130m. The company presented the model at HUSUM Wind in September last year.

It features a sound-optimized blade profile and a new pitch control system to decrease turbine load. The company said because of its larger rotor compared with earlier models, the turbine is particularly suited to low-wind sites.

Senvion CEO Geissinger said: "Innovation is indispensable in ensuring a successful future for wind energy.

"While lower-wind sites benefit from wind energy thanks to the further development of the turbines and their enhanced efficiency, the demand for trend-setting technologies is all the greater.

"Senvion 3.4M140's load-reducing pitch control system ensures a cost-efficient design. The further development of our turbines is thus making a major contribution to reducing power generation costs - and thereby to the competitiveness of wind energy."