During this year’s CanWEA Tradeshow and Exhibition, Senvion, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, launched the 3.2M114 for the Canadian market. The 3.2M114 is part of the Senvion 3XM series of 3 MW turbines with a rotor diameter of 114 m.
“All of our innovations are based on proven technology and experience which make them particularly reliable,” says Helmut Herold, CEO North America, Senvion. “At CanWEA we got confirmation that the Senvion 3.2M114 is the right turbine for the future. It is great for Quebec and potentially also for other provinces.”
For its launch in Canada, the 3.2M114 has been equipped with a full converter that facilitates its integration into various grids across Canada and the world, says Senvion. It is also equipped with a hot air de-icing system. The de-icing system has been developed, tested and improved in the past couple of years. It is now going to be validated in the field at the 350 MW Rivière-du-Moulin wind farm in Quebec.
“With our recently extended 3XM series, we will erect at least 2 GW of newly installed capacity in the next two fiscal years,” says Andreas Nauen, CEO of Senvion. “By continuously improving and adapting our 3.XM series, we are achieving greater yields for our customers. Wind energy has to be and remain competitive. Innovation plays a key role in this.”
The Senvion 3XM series is built on the company’s MM series of 2 MW wind turbines. With almost 500 MW installed in Europe, the 3.2M114 already has a proven track record. In Canada, the 3.2M114 will be offered on a 100 m tower. Main components, such as the blades, are going to be produced by LM WindPower in Gaspé, QC. Towers are going to be supplied by Marmen in Matane, QC. Deliveries are set to start in 2016.
“The launch of the 3.2M 114 in the lucrative Canadian market has added a fillip to our presence in North America,” says Tulsi Tanti, chairman, Suzlon Group. “We stand committed to build on our technological edge and offer new age products and best in class services. We are confident that our business will add value to the energy security needs of countries. Our mission is to make profitable and efficient wind energy accessible to all.”
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