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Senvion wins turbine delivery contract for German offshore wind farm

CTBR Staff Writer Published 24 February 2015

Senvion has secured a contract from wpd offshore to deliver turbines for the 111MW Nordergründe offshore wind farm in Germany’s North Sea.

Wind turbine

The project, which is expected to be completed in autumn 2016, is located in water depths up to 10 m within the 12-sea mile zone, about 40km northwest of Bremerhaven.

Under the contract, Senvion will deliver, install and commission 18 of its 6.2M126 turbines for the project.

After completion, the wind farm will generate enough energy for over 70,000 homes per year.

Senvion CEO Andreas Nauen said: "This project will create a lot of value locally.

"Thanks to the clear compensation provisions of the EEG (Renewable Energy Sources Act) our clients will be able to plan reliably, but the German offshore sector will soon need clear indicators for the years after 2019. The preparations for EEG 3.0 are the next step, and must start already this year."

Ambau will provide foundations and BVT will deliver substation for the Nordergründe project.

NSW and Bilfinger will be responsible for internal cabling and installation works respectively.

wpd said Nordergründe is the first German offshore project for which the work will be exclusively undertaken by the local firms.

Apart from Nordergründe project, wpd is also developing the 288MW Butendiek wind farm in the North Sea off the island of Sylt.

Image: Senvion 6.2M126 wind turbine at Handewitt in Germany. Photo: Courtesy of Senvion SE.