Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has announced the signature of a framework contract with EDP Renewables in Portugal totaling up to 216 megawatts (MW). The agreement will include wind turbines from the Senvion MM and 3.XM series and the contract is valid until the end of 2019. This framework contract also includes the supply of full maintenance services for five years with an extension up to 20 years. The contract comprises Senvion MM92 and MM100 turbines, with a respective nominal power of 2.05 MW and 2.0 MW as well as the recently upgraded Senvion 3.6M114 and 3.4M122, with 3.6 and 3.4 MW rated power respectively. These turbines demonstrate how the Senvion portfolio meets the range of wind conditions in Portugal. This agreement marks a significant contribution to the drive to reach the country’s 2020 European clean energy targets.
Senvion’s production facilities, located in the central region of Portugal, will deliver the components, highlighting Senvion’s commitment to local content. By delivering components for export as well as the local market, Senvion continues to develop its key industrial plants and support the value chain within Portugal. Since 2004, Senvion has invested over 100 million euros in production plants in Portugal. Today, Senvion employs over 1,200 people, demonstrating how the wind sector supports employment opportunities for the country. Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of Senvion, said: “We are delighted to sign this contract with EDP Renewables, a major worldwide player in the wind business. Senvion is particularly proud to be selected as their supplier for a major investment and in their home country Portugal. For many years, Portugal has been a place of strategic investments for Senvion and our long-term vision is rewarded by this contract.”
Olivier Perot, Managing Director of Senvion South West Europe Hub, added: “EDP-R is a very experienced customer. The signature of this contract, as well as the recent contract signed in France for the Flocques project, located in Normandy, emphasizes the reliability and the competitiveness of our turbines as well as the quality of our service.” José Costa, Managing Director of Senvion Portugal, highlighted: “With over 1,200 employees in world-class blade manufacturing and nacelle assemblies factories exporting in virtually all markets where Senvion is present, Portugal has become a true success story for Senvion. This contract is yet another milestone in this key market.”