Senvion powers up 379 MW of turbines at Chilean, Aussie sites

Senvion's 3.4M104 turbine. Source: Senvion SE 2014. License: All rights reserved.

June 5 (Renewables Now) - Germany’s Senvion SA (ETR:SEN) said today it has completed turbine installation at three wind parks in Chile and Australia with a combined capacity of 379 MW.

The wind turbine maker has powered up 93 of its machines at the 170-MW Sarco and 129-MW Aurora plants in Chile. Located in the Atacama region, the Sarco wind farm uses 50 units of Senvion’s 3.4M114 turbines, while the Aurora, situated in the Los Lagos region, consists of 43 of the 3.0M122 machines. Both of the Chilean projects are owned by Santiago-based Aela Energia, which is a 60/40 joint venture of Actis and Mainstream Renewable Power.

Separately, Senvion is commissioning 39 MM92 turbines at the 80-MW Crowlands wind farm in Victoria, Australia, owned by domestic renewable energy company Pacific Hydro. Once fully operational, the plant will be able to generate enough electricity for over 50,000 households in the Aussie state.

The German wind turbine manufacturer noted it has lifted by 86% its installed turbine capacity in the first five months of 2019 by adding 475 MW of machines. This compares to 256 MW of installed turbines in the year-ago period.

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