The Glen Innes wind farm in New South Wales and the Lincoln Gap project in South Australia will see the introduction of the new Senvion 3.6M140 turbine into the country's market.

The Glen Innes wind farm will feature 25 turbines and the Lincoln Gap project will have 59 turbines.

The Senvion 3.6M140 turbine is the latest variant from the company's 3.XM platform, which was unveiled at the WindEnergy Hamburg fair in Germany, held in September this year.

Senvion said the new wind turbines are capable of producing 20% more power than their predecessors at wind speeds of 7.5 m/s.

The lifespan of the turbines has also been extended from 20 to 25 years, which is 20% more. The design of the wind turbines also produce less sound, because of improvements made in the blades.

Senvion CEO Jürgen Geissinger said: "We are delighted to be working with Nexif Energy to introduce the 3.6M140 to the Australian market.

“With this announcement, we prove that we are well positioned to expand our activities in Australia and that this new upgraded variant to our product portfolio ensures we can offer our customers optimized solutions for a wide range of wind regimes."

Final investment decisions on both the wind farms are anticipated to be made in 2017.

Nexif Energy founder and Co-CEO Matthew Bartley said: "We are looking forward to working with Senvion to progress the Glen Innes and Lincoln Gap Wind Farm projects.

"Senvion's advanced technology and engineering expertise make them the right partner for Nexif Energy to take these two projects forward."

Image: Senvion selected as preferred supplier of turbines for two wind farms in Australia. Photo: Courtesy of Pakorn/