Senvion to expand footprint in newly-entered Irish market

IRELAND: Senvion has won orders from two developers to supply wind farms in Ireland, after its market entry earlier this year.

Two of Senvion's 3.2M114 turbines (above) will be installed at the Rathnacally site

The manufacturer will supply two 3.2M114 turbines for infrastructure investor NTR’s 6.4MW Rathnacally site in County Cork, inland from Ireland’s southwest coast.

The machines will be delivered early next year, with the project due to be operational in the second quarter of 2018.

Senvion has also signed its first contract with renewable energy consultant Galetech Energy to supply a mixture of 2MW turbines for its Carrickallen project in County Cavan, which borders Northern Ireland.

The manufacturer will provide Galetech with two MM82 turbines with a hub height of 59 metres, seven of its MM92 model with a hub height of 74.5 metres, and one MM92 with a hub height of 64 metres.

Delivery will begin next summer, and the project is due to be completed at the end of the year.

The German company’s first contract in Ireland, secured in March, was to provide turbines for the NTR's 10.25MW Teevurcher wind farm in County Meath, in the northeast of the country.

New Markets

Senvion also announced it has completed the installation of several wind farms in three newly entered markets, including Ireland.

The Teevurcher site, with five MM82 2.05MW machines, was completed recently, the manufacturer announced.

It also installed 33 of its 3.4M114 turbines at Norsk Vind Energi’s 112MW Egersund project in Rogaland in western Norway.

And lastly, Serbia’s minister of energy inaugurated the 8MW Malibunar project in the north east of the country, which comprises four Senvion MM100/2000 turbines.