Senvion TWB II Turbine Contract Now Effective

Senvion informed on 8 May that its contract for the 203MW Trianel Windpark Borkum II (TWB II) is now effective, following the confirmation of the notice to proceed with Trianel Windkraftwerk Borkum II GmbH & Co KG at the end of April.

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The conditional contract for the turbine delivery and service for the TWB II offshore wind project was signed in September 2016.

With the contract completion achieved, the project can now enter the next phase of development.

The TWB II offshore wind farm will consist of 32 Senvion 6.2M152 turbines with a power upgrade, and will be installed in water depths of 25 to 35 meters.

The wind farm will produce around 800 million kilowatt-hours of electricity every year, enough to supply around 210,000 households annually. The wind farm will be installed 45 kilometers north of the island Borkum in the German North Sea and will be located close to the alpha ventus wind farm, operational since 2009 and equipped with six 5M 126 Senvion offshore turbines.

The installation of the turbine components at the TWB II offshore wind farm site is planned for spring 2019.

Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of Senvion, said: “It is particularly significant that Senvion has been awarded one of the last offshore projects under the current German feed-in tariff regime. This confirms our solid position in the offshore market and proves that our product developments and innovations continue to set standards in the cost-effective generation of offshore wind energy.”

Klaus Horstick, Commercial Director of TWB II, said: “A half year after contract signing I am very pleased that we could successfully start the realization phase together with Senvion. From spring 2018 onwards the Trianel Windpark Borkum II will be installed in the North Sea and will expand the municipal offshore engagement.”