Senvion to roll out 3.4-MW turbine for low-wind sites in 2018
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Germany-based Senvion plans to begin offering a 3.4-MW wind turbine, its highest yield onshore machine, for low-wind locations from 2018, it announced on Tuesday.
The 3.4M140 turbine features 68-metre (223.1-ft) long rotor blades, a sound-optimised blade profile and a new pitch control system that lowers turbine load. It will be offered with hub heights of 110 metres and 130 metres. Depending on the location, the machine generates up to 20% greater yields when compared with the 3.0M122 model, Senvion said.
“Despite its size, the Senvion 3.4M140 will be one of the quietest turbines on the market and we will continue to optimise this technology," commented CEO Andreas Nauen.
The turbine will be presented at HUSUM Wind 2015 trade fair, which will run from September 15 to September 18. A prototype is to be installed in 2017.