Senvion lauds early commercial start at 350-MW Quebec wind farm
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German wind turbine maker Senvion SE said today the 350-MW Riviere-du-Moulin wind farm in Quebec has started commercial operation two weeks ahead of schedule.
The Canadian wind project represented Senvion’s biggest onshore contract, the firm noted. It uses 175 pieces of 2-MW Senvion turbines of the MM92 and MM82 Cold Climate Version (CCV) models. Several machines also use the German company’s de-icing technology.
Early in November, a consortium consisting of Desjardins Group, Manulife Financial Corporation and iA Financial Group bought a 42.5% interest in the wind farm. EDF EN Canada Inc retained a 57.5% stake.
The Riviere-du-Moulin park was built in the unorganised territories (UTs) of Lac-Pikauba and Lac-Ministuk in two phases of 150 MW and 200 MW. The wind farm will produce as much power as over 77,000 homes consume. Its output will be sold a single 20-year power purchase agreement with Hydro-Quebec Distribution.