Senvion SE has concluded four contracts with ENERTRAG, one of the major renewable energy suppliers in Europe, for the supply and installation of 27 wind turbines with a total rated output of 54.45MW for four wind farms in France. Senvion will provide the full maintenance of the wind farms for 15 years.
Renneville wind farm, located in Champagne-Ardenne, is under construction and the commissioning is planned for June 2014. Nine Senvion MM92 wind turbines, each with a rated power of 2.05MW, will be installed for this wind farm. With a total rated output of 18.45MW, it will cover the electricity needs of approximately 18,500 people (including heating) and save 12,300t of CO2 emissions annually.
A total of 18 Senvion MM100 turbines, each with a rated power of 2MW are destined for three wind farms in Chaourse, Anguilcourt and La Ville-aux-Bois-lès-Dizy, located in Picardy region. They will be the first MM100 turbines installed in France. The installation of Chaourse wind farm is planned for the end of 2014. After completion, these three wind farms will have 36 MW of rated power output and will provide electricity to approximately 36,000 people (including heating) and save 24,000t of CO2 emissions annually.
"After eight years of project development, we are very enthusiastic about the construction of these four wind farms," said Thierry Vergnaud, general director of ENERTRAG France. "The 27 turbines from Senvion are technically proven and well-adapted for this part of France."
Olivier Perot, Senvion France S.A.S. managing director, said: "We are proud of this first contract with ENERTRAG in France. The confidence granted by ENERTRAG to us shows the relevance of the MM100, a turbine perfectly adapted to French market and the reliability of the solutions provided by Senvion."