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Senvion wins 172 megawatts order for Portuguese wind farms

(PresseBox) (Hamburg/Porto, ) Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, the world's fifthlargest* wind turbine manufacturer, has concluded a turnkey contract with Âncora Wind - Energia Eólica, S.A. for the delivery and installation of 84 wind turbines with a total rated power of 171.6 megawatts (MW) for five wind farms in Portugal. Project sponsors are Galp Energia SGPS, S.A., Martifer SGPS. S.A. and Ferrostaal GmbH. The project is called Âncora and forms part of a tender from the Portuguese government for a total of 400 MW from 2006.


Moimenta I and II wind farms each will have 21 Senvion MM92 turbines. Each turbine has a rated power of 2.05 MW, a hub height of 100 metres and a rotor diameter of 92.5 metres.
11 Senvion MM92 turbines, each one with a rated power of 2.05 MW, a hub height of 80 metres and a rotor diameter of 92.5 metres, will be installed in the Picos Vale do Chão wind farm.
19 Senvion MM92 turbines, each one with a rated power of 2.05 MW, a hub height of 80 metres and a rotor diameter of 92.5 metres, will be installed in the Três Marcos wind farm.
12 Senvion MM100 turbines, each one with a rated power of 2 MW, a hub height of 100 metres and a rotor diameter of 100 metres, are destined for the Sernancelhe wind farm.


Construction of the Moimenta I and II and the Picos Vale do Chão wind farms is scheduled to start in early 2015. Construction of the Sernancelhe and Três Marcos wind farms will then start in spring and summer of 2015. Installation of the turbines will start in summer 2015. Senvion also signed 20 years full service contracts for the maintenance of the wind farms.

Olivier Perot, Managing Director of Senvion South West Europe, who led the negotiations, says: "We are delighted by this major success! We have made major industrial investments in Portugal since 2008, with the creation of a blade manufacturing site in Vagos and a nacelle assembly site in Oliveira de Frades. The Âncora project is a result of this whole tender programme. It will also cover the local sourcing of towers, electrical components, civil works and electrical works."

José Costa, Managing Director of Senvion Portugal S.A. adds: "Portugal is one of our most important production sites. We are currently employing more than 600 people and plan to double this figure by 2015. We already produce rotor blades and nacelle for the Senvion MM92 bestseller series as well as the rotor blades of the Senvion 3.XM series. The 20 years' full service contract demonstrates the quality of our turbines and sets a new market standard. Furthermore, it shows the very long term commitment of Senvion to the Portuguese wind market."

About Suzlon Group:

The Suzlon Group is ranked as the world's fifth largest* wind turbine manufacturer, in terms of annual installed capacity and market share in 2013. The company's global spread extends across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa and North and South America with over 25,000 MW of wind energy capacity installed, operations across over 31 countries and a workforce of over 10,000. The Group offers one of the most comprehensive product portfolios - ranging from sub megawatt onshore turbines at 600 Kilowatts (KW), to the world's largest commercially-available offshore turbine at 6.15 MW - with a vertically integrated, lowcost manufacturing base. The Group - headquartered at Suzlon One Earth in Pune, India - comprises Suzlon Energy Limited and its subsidiaries, including Senvion SE. Visit us at www.suzlon.com

Source: *MAKE Report: Global Wind Turbine OEM 2013 Market Share.

Senvion SE

Senvion SE, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Suzlon Group, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The international mechanical engineering company develops, produces and markets wind turbines for almost any location - with rated outputs of 1.8 MW to 6.15 MW and rotor diameters of 82 metres to 152 metres. Furthermore, the company offers its customers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey, service and maintenance, transport and installation, as well as foundation planning and construction. The profitable and reliable systems are designed at the SenvionTechCenter in Osterrönfeld and manufactured at its plants in Husum (North Friesland), Trampe (Brandenburg) and Bremerhaven, as well as Portugal, Canada and India. With more than 3,400 employees worldwide, the company - headquartered in Hamburg - makes use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of more than 5,600 wind turbines around the world. Senvion is represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participations in European markets such as France, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, and Poland as well as on a global level in the USA, China, Australia and Canada. Visit us at www.senvion.com

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