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Senvion's Contracted Capacity Exceeds 120 MW in Argentina

Hamburg, Germany – The wind turbine manufacturer Senvion announced the achievement of its second firm contract in Argentina, bringing its total firm contracted capacity in the country to over 120 megawatts (MW).

The signature seals the deal for the delivery of six Senvion 3.4M114 NES and one 3.6M114 NES turbines, totaling 24 MW, to the Kosten wind farm developed by Grenergy Renovables S.A.. The turbines will be installed at a hub height of 93 meters. As Senvion says, they have been specifically adapted to the Kosten site which experiences frequent wind peaks. A soft cut-out mechanism optimizes their power curve under these conditions, thus leading to greater efficiencies and higher yields.

Senvion helped secure financing for the Kosten project, which is located in Chubut, a province in Patagonian Argentina between the Andes Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. According to Senvion, the wind farm will supply approximately 16,500 households with clean renewable electricity. It will be built by Senvion on a full EPC basis and operated under a long-term Integrated Service Package (ISP) of minimum 10 years. Completion of the wind farm is planned for spring 2019.

Kumar Manav Sharma, Chief Executive Officer at Senvion, said: "Senvion's continued success in Argentina demonstrates our growth strategy through geographic expansion. This approach also leads to further success in other regions where the company is also focused."

Since its regional market entry in the spring of 2016, Senvion has entered into firm contracts for about 420 MW of turbines in South America.

Source: IWR Online, May 05 2018