Senvion has installed a prototype of their 3.6MW140 onshore wind turbine near Husum in northern Germany.
This new onshore wind turbine model is meant for moderate to high wind speeds and uses Eco Blade Control (EBC) to optimize load management. However, with the large rotor diameter of 140m, the wind turbine can also generate high yields at lower wind speeds.
CEO at Senvion, Jürgen Geissinger said: “Senvion is committed to reducing the levelized cost of energy. With this new turbine, we have combined core product developments to create a machine that is targeted towards optimal energy efficiency. The combination of the 140 meter rotor diameter and the upgrade to 3.6 megawatts allows additional output at the same site. Even with the larger 68.5 meter rotor blades, the 3.6M140 EBC can be installed in the same amount of time as a smaller turbine, ensuring an effective solution for our customers.”
The wind farm owner, 4testwind GmbH, is a co-development from the iTerra GmbH & Co. KG and Betriebs und Beteiligungsgesellschaft Senvion mbH.
Managing Director at iTerra Wind GmbH & Co. KG, Dr. Peter Brodersen said: ”Throughout this very demanding project, we have always been able to remain on track and keep focused together with our manufacturing partner, Senvion. Even the change to a newer type of plant was possible and despite all the adversities we were able to commission the prototype in time before the HUSUM Wind 2017. I would like to thank Senvion and all the others who have fought for the project. This determination and positive cooperation were the guarantors of success!”