Senvion awarded 109MW for Scottish wind farm

UK: The German turbine manufacturer has been selected by Blue Energy for 32 turbines of 3.4MW with a 20-year maintenance contract, making it Senvion's biggest UK contract.

Senvion 3.4M will be delivered to Scottish Highlands with rotor diameters of 104 and 114m

Renewable energy developer Blue Energy has ordered ten Senvion 3.4M-102 and 22 3.4M-114 turbines for its Beinneun wind farm near Fort Augustus in the Scottish Highlands.

The turbines will be delivered in Q3 of 2016, and the project is expected to be operating by the end of 2016.

As part of the deal, Senvion has been signed up for a 20-year maintenance contract.

"Ten years ago, Senvion installed its first turbine in the UK. This contract marks a huge milestone in our company's history," said Raymond Gilfedder, managing director of Senvion Northern Europe.

This is the fifth turbine supply deal between Blue Energy and Senvion in the UK. In April, the two companies agreed on a supply of 45MW for Blue Energy's wind farms in central and eastern England, all 2.05MW turbines. Three projects would each receive six MM92 turbines, totalling 36.9MW, at Grange, Kelmarsh and Winwick. Another 8.2MW would be delivered to Chiplow as four MM82 turbines. Only Kelmarsh was reported to include a 20-year maintenance contract.

Speaking about Blue Energy's biggest wind project to date, CEO Chris Dean said: "Our strong relationshiop with Senvion gained from recent experience across other projects gave us the confidence to work with the Senvion team again on this major project."