Senvion wins 68MW Scotland deal

Germany’s Senvion has nabbed a follow-on order from Scottish utility SSE that will see it supply 33 of its MM82 turbines to the Strathy wind farm in northern Scotland.

Located in a commercial forest, the 68MW Strathy project is already under construction, and is due for commissioning in late 2015. 

The order “continues what has been an excellent start to the year for Senvion”, says Raymond Gilfedder, managing director for Northern Europe, following on from recent deals in the Netherlands and Sweden.

Hamburg-based Senvion claims the order is its fourth from SSE, one of the UK's largest wind operators, but which yesterday announced what amounts to a broad retreat from the offshore sector. 

Senvion, known as REpower until earlier this year, claims to have installed 1.4GW of turbines last year, making it the world’s fifth-largest supplier when taken together with parent company Suzlon.