Senvion, one of the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers, has signed its first UK contract with renewable-energy consultant, Fred. Olsen Renewables Ltd.
As per the agreement, Senvion will supply 30 of its MM series turbines to the Brockloch Rig Wind Farm, located in the hills above Carsphairn Forest, some nine kilometers north of Carsphairn in Dumfries and Galloway.
The UK wind farm will have a total rated output of 61.5 MW and will produce enough electricity to power more than 33,000 homes each year. Senvion will provide 21 Senvion MM82 and nine Senvion MM92. The first turbine installations are scheduled for summer 2016.
“We are very proud to have signed our first wind-turbine supply contract with Fred. Olsen in the UK. Brockloch is a flagship project for Senvion in the UK,” said Raymond Gilfedder, Managing Director of Senvion Northern Europe. “The fact that such a capable and experienced developer has put its trust in Senvion to deliver Brockloch is a huge testament to the team and the local capability we have developed over the last 13 years in our Edinburgh Headquarters and throughout the UK.”
David Brunt, CEO, Fred. Olsen Renewables added: “We have been involved with Brockloch Rig Wind Farm from the start, through site selection, planning, and construction, in line with our strategy to manage the full lifecycle. It is a key site in our UK portfolio which opens up a new geographical area for us and we are pleased that things are progressing well as we now move towards construction. This will be our first project with Senvion in the UK. They were selected following a competitive process and wee now look forward to working with the Senvion team in delivering this key project.”
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