German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion will install a prototype of its 6.2M152 offshore turbine on land by the end of October 2014, to be followed by commercial production of the new machine next year.
The company – a unit of India’s Suzlon – said in a first
step the access routes to the Langen-Neuenwalde location 20km north of
the German port city of Bremerhaven are being built.
Senvion had announced the new offshore turbine in November.
It features a rotor diameter of 152 metres, which renders an energy yield 20%
higher than the company’s previous model, which had a diameter of only 126
metres. The machine will have a rated power of 6.15MW.
“This is an
exceptional project, because the prototype has already been sold to EWE
Erneuerbare Energien and will be used commercially,” says Senvion chief
executive Andreas Nauen.
“The customer is placing trust in us, which we are
justifying with a certified, validated and high-performance turbine. We are the
world’s only provider with experience with this turbine, thanks to more than
EWE is a regional energy utility in Germany’s Northwest,
that has a stake in the pioneering 60MW Alpha Ventus and owns most of the 108MW
Riffgat offshore wind parks in the North Sea.