Senvion appointed preferred supplier for Australian wind farms

Global wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has been selected as the preferred supplier of the EPC contracts and maintenance agreements for two Australian wind farms, Nexif Energy announced today.

The projects, a 25-turbine Glen Innes Wind Farm in New South Wales and a 59-turbine Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia, will deliver more than 300MW of clean, renewable energy to Australian consumers.

“We are looking forward to working with Senvion to progress the Glen Innes and Lincoln Gap Wind Farm projects,” founder and co-CEO of Nexif Energy Matthew Bartley said.

“Senvion’s advanced technology and engineering expertise make them the right partner for Nexif Energy to take these two projects forward.”

Both wind farms will leverage the new Senvion 3.6M140 turbine, which will mark its introduction into the Australian market.

Compared to its predecessor, the 3.6M140 turbine’s energy yield has been increased by up to 20 per cent at wind speeds of 7.5 m/s, and the lifetime has been extended by 25 per cent from 20 to 25 years.

The construction of both wind farms is targeted for the first quarter of 2017.