Senvion, a global manufacturer of wind turbines, has reached two gigawatts (GW) installed capacity in the UK.
Senvion crosses this milestone with the installation of the first turbine at the Dunsland Cross wind farm, owned by an investment fund advised by Temporis Capital, located in Devon.
Senvion celebrated the one gigawatt mark in 2013 and since then has seen significant growth. Last year, the company installed a record number of turbines onshore and was also highlighted as the leading UK manufacturer by installation figures based on research by the annual Onshore Wind Project Intelligence Report published by RenewableUK in October 2016.
Senvion CEO Jürgen Geissinger says: "Reaching two gigawatt installed capacity and leading UK installation figures demonstrate how Senvion remains a key player in the UK wind market. The collaborative, customer-focused approach we adopt ensures Senvion products remain competitive and offer ideal solutions to optimise the range of wind conditions across the UK."
Senvion Northern Europe managing director Guy Madgwick added: "We are delighted to reach the historic milestone of 2 GW of installed capacity in the UK. This is the result of years of dedication and commitment by the Senvion team and it also demonstrates the high level of repeat business and customer loyalty that we experience. Our innovative and flexible approach is a key strength in our business relationships and we are committed to building further on the successful partnerships we have developed since we installed our first turbine in the UK in 2005."
Senvion UK was established in 2004. There are now over 800 turbines in operation, from the former MD series to the current MM and 3.XM series, as well as 30 Senvion 5M offshore turbines at the Ormonde wind farm. Senvion employs over 170 people in the UK, with eight service centers spread across the country.