Recently, Nexif Energy announced that Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has been selected as the preferred supplier of the EPC contracts and maintenance agreements for the 25-turbine Glen Innes Wind Farm in New South Wales and the 59-turbine Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia. Combined, these projects will deliver over 300 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy to Australian consumers. “We are looking forward to working with Senvion to progress the Glen Innes and Lincoln Gap Wind Farm projects,” said Matthew Bartley, Founder and Co-CEO of Nexif Energy. “Senvion’s advanced technology and engineering expertise make them the right partner for Nexif Energy to take these two projects forward.”
Both wind farms will leverage the new Senvion 3.6M140 turbine, which will mark its introduction into the Australian market. The latest variant of the Senvion 3.XM platform was introduced at the WindEnergy Hamburg fair earlier this year in September. Compared to its predecessor, the 3.6M140 turbine’s energy yield has been increased by up to 20 percent at wind speeds of 7.5 m/s, and the lifetime has been extended by 25 percent from 20 to 25 years. Improvements to the blades have also resulted in lower sound in all operating modes.
“We are delighted to be collaborating with Nexif Energy on the Glen Innes and Lincoln Gap wind farms,” said Chris Judd, CEO and Managing Director of Senvion Australia. “The new 3.6M140 turbine is perfectly suited to these sites, as it is designed to maximise the energy yield from medium-wind sites.” “This preferred supplier agreement with Senvion represents an important milestone in our progress towards achieving financial close and the start of construction for both wind farms, which is currently targeted for Q1 in 2017,” noted Su Lin Ong, Managing Director, Nexif Energy Australia.
Since commencing operations in Australia in 2002 Senvion has installed 216 wind turbines from across the Senvion two megawatt series with a cumulated rated power of close to 440 MW in Australia. Senvion Australia Pty. Ltd. is the regional subsidiary providing Senvion wind turbine technology and solutions across Australia, New Zealand and the Southern Pacific Region.