German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion has signed a conditional contract with Singapore-headquartered Nexif Energy for the EPC contracts and maintenance agreements for two wind farms in Australia.
The deal covers the 25-turbine Glen Innes wind farm in New South Wales and the 59-turbine Lincoln Gap project in South Australia. It comes after Senivon was selected as the preferred supplier for the schemes.
Senivon chief executive Jürgen Geissinger said the contract “highlights the strong product fit Senvion can provide for Australian projects”
Both wind farms will see the introduction of the new Senvion 3.6M140 turbine into the Australian market.
Senivon said that compared to its predecessor, the turbine yield has been increased by up to 20 per cent at wind speeds of 7.5 m/s, and the lifetime has been extended by 25 per cent from 20 to 25 years.
Raymond Gilfedder, managing director of Senvion Australia, said the next few years “will be a busy time for the wind industry in Australia”.
Senvion has installed 218 wind turbines in Australia since 2002.