Senvion Celebrates the Commercial Operation of Its Largest Onshore Project


Senvion, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of wind turbines, recently marked the commercial operation of the Rivière-du-Moulin wind project in Quebec, Canada. With 175 2-MW turbines totaling 350 MW, the wind project consists of Senvion MM92 and MM82 cold climate version (CCV) turbines. Several of the turbines are equipped with Senvion de-icing technology, adapted for cold Canadian climate conditions. The Rivière-du-Moulin wind farm is the largest onshore contract in the history of Senvion and comes as part of the 1-GW framework agreement Senvion signed with EDF EN Canada Inc. in 2009.

“Rivière-du-Moulin is yet another achievement for us in 2015,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO at Senvion. “As the largest onshore wind project in our history, Rivière-du-Moulin represents more than a third of our installed capacity in Quebec. This very large wind farm represents a major milestone for Senvion across the globe.”

The project is located in the unorganized territory (UT) Lac Pikauba in the MRC de Charlevoix and the UT of Lac Ministuk in the MRC du Fjord du Saguenay. Rivière-du-Moulin is expected to produce enough electricity to power approximately 77,000 households with clean, renewable energy and will generate a significant amount of economic benefits for the surrounding communities.

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“Rivière-du-Moulin is a great example of our regional expertise in action as Senvion managed to complete and deliver the project to commercial operation two weeks ahead of schedule,” said Helmut Herold, CEO of Senvion in North America. “That is no small feat, considering the territory’s complex terrain and often adverse weather conditions. Its completion is a result of the outstanding efforts by our exceptional workforce on-site as well as in our office, not to mention our local partners. Rivière-du-Moulin illustrates how cooperation between industry partners, governments, and communities drives change for cheaper and cleaner energy in Quebec.”

As part of its growing achievements in 2015, Senvion has become the second largest onshore wind turbine manufacturer in Germany with an installed capacity of 285 MW in the first half of 2015. Globally, Senvion has installed over 6,100 turbines, providing an output of over 12 GW. 

— Source: Senvion

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