Senvion, one of the world’s biggest wind turbine manufacturers, has successfully contracted 74 MW with RES for two wind projects in France.
Senvion will equip the Sambrès wind farm with 26 of their MM82 turbines, each with a hub height of 85 m. This is in addition to the 11 MM92 turbines that have been installed for the Bois de la Serre wind farm, each with a hub height of 88.5 m. Construction has already started at Bois de la Serre with five turbines installed so far.
Both projects are located in a mountain and forest area where the wind is particularly strong and turbulent. To preserve the forest and avoid cutting down trees, the Senvion turbines were mounted blade by blade, and are being delivered with a specific hub heights to comply with the site conditions. Commissioning of the entire wind farm is planned for mid-2016.
Matthieu Guérard, Managing Director of RES Southern Europe, commented: “We are very pleased to be building these two projects in the Black Mountain area in Languedoc using Senvion turbines that meet the specific requirements of these technically challenging sites. These new projects, with an installed capacity of 74 MW, add to the 45 MW of wind farms already built by RES in the Black Mountain area, where renewable energies are an important factor for the local economic development.”
Together, the wind farms will produce enough electricity to power more than 24,600 three-person households (including heating) in France every year. Senvion will offer full maintenance services to the wind farms for a period of 10 years with an option to be extended to up to 15 years. Upon completion, the wind farms will save 47,300 metric tons of CO2 emissions every year.
“We are proud that RES is continuing its business partnership with Senvion for these complex projects,” said Olivier Perot, Managing Director of Senvion Europe South West. “This highlights the capabilities of Senvion to serve the whole French market with a tailored product and service portfolio.”
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