Senvion Installs the Tallest Wind Turbine in France

Germany-based Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines, has announced that it has installed the tallest wind turbines in France for BayWa r.e.

Senvion Tallest Wind Turbine in France

With a tip height of 200 meters, the Senvion 3.0M122 wind turbines are currently being installed in the wind farm Les Landes, located in the French department of Haute Vienne.

Olivier Perot, Managing Director of Senvion Europe South, said, “Thanks to its flexible and modular wind turbines portfolio, Senvion is capable to offer BayWa r.e. the most suitable and high-performing wind turbine for the features of this wind farm. We are proud to contribute to the success of this project with the tallest wind turbines in France, which is another milestone for the country’s successful energy transition.”

“It is a great satisfaction to participate in the construction of the tallest wind turbines in France”, said Can Nalbantoglu, Managing Director of BayWa r.e France SAS. “We decided to install wind turbines with such a dimension in order to capture stronger and steadier wind in order to optimize production. In total, the expected electricity production for this wind farm is more than 50 GWh per year, the equivalent of the electricity consumption of 10,000 households.”

With an installed capacity of 18 megawatts (MW), the wind farm will save 11,500 metric tons of CO2 emissions every year.

Recently, the company concluded a 30 MW contract with Renexia for the first offshore wind farm in the Italian Mediterranean Sea.

The wind farm will feature ten Senvion 3.0M122 turbines, installed on monopile foundations in a water depth ranging from 3 to 18 meters. Senvion has specially adapted its 3.0M122 wind turbines to the particularly challenging offshore environment and developed a customised installation procedure suitable for the near shore wind farm.

The company has also recently shown interest in developing $1 billion wind farm in Egypt. These projects will include the Zaafarana wind power complex with a capacity of 545MW, Jabal al-Zeit wind power complex with a capacity of 580MW, and Kureimat solar power plant with a capacity of 140MW, as well as the solar project in Kom Ombo, and Benban projects in Aswan.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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