Senvion SE has finished commissioning and initial test phase of the prototype of its Senvion 6.2M152.
The turbine has been operating at Langen-Neuenwalde (Germany), about 20 kilometres north of Bremerhaven, since January. It generated the first kilowatt hour (kWh) on 18 December 2014 and received the Design Assessment. With a rated power of 6.15 megawatts, the Senvion 6.2M152 can supply around 4,000 homes with electricity.
Russell Stoddart, CTO of Senvion SE, said: “We are proud of the successful commissioning of this high-performance turbine in cooperation with our customer EWE ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN GmbH.
By the 6.2M152 entering the market, we are making the most powerful turbine in series-production to date (the Senvion 6.2M126) even more efficient. In our role as manufacturer, it is our responsibility to ensure wind energy is used as efficiently and reliably as possible. We know how to lower the power generation costs while also ensuring increased yield. Thanks to the greater reliability and more intelligent control of our turbines, we can meet our goal of delivering a state-of-the-art product at the best price/performance ratio for the offshore market.”
Compared with its predecessor (the Senvion 6.2M126), Senvion 6.2M152 has increased the energy yield by up to 20% at wind speeds of 9.5 m/s, the company said.