This month Senvion has connected its 6,000th wind turbine to the public power grid.
Eight Senvion 3.0M122 turbines, designed to produce the highest possible yields at low-wind sites, have been running since May 2015 at the Hollich community wind farm in Burgsteinfurt, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Since its inception, the company has installed turbines with a total rated power of over 12,000 megawatts worldwide, together supplying over seven million households with electricity – the equivalent of covering the total demand of all private households in Schleswig-Holstein, Austria and Denmark.
Andreas Nauen, CEO of Senvion SE, says: “With 6,000 wind turbines, we are already making a significant contribution to achieving a successful energy revolution worldwide. We take our job of establishing wind power as a reliable and sustainable energy source of the future seriously. That is why we heavily invest every year in the development and refinement of new and existing products in order to keep driving continuous progress towards expanding the use of wind energy by setting technological benchmarks.”
In 2014, the company installed 265 wind turbines with a rated power of almost 1,000 megawatts. “Germany is our most important market,” says Kai Froböse, Managing Director of Senvion Deutschland GmbH. “In 2015, we will continue to put our expertise and experience to good use in the onshore and offshore sectors.”
The company is currently testing its largest offshore wind turbine 6.2M152 at onshore near Langen-Neuenwalde. With rated power of 6.15 megawatts the wind turbine can supply around 4,000 homes with electricity.