Singapore-based independent power management company Nexif has selected global manufacturer of wind turbines Senvion as its preferred supplier of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contracts and maintenance agreements for both the Glen Innes Windfarm in New South Wales and the 59-turbine Lincoln Gap Windfarm in South Australia.
Both farms have a combined capacity of 300MW, supplying clean, renewable energy to Australian consumers.
Nexif Energy's founder and joint CEO Matthew Bartley said: “We are looking forward to working with Senvion to progress the Glen Innes and Lincoln Gap Windfarm projects.
“Senvion’s advanced technology and engineering expertise makes them the right partner for Nexif Energy to take these two projects forward.”
The windfarms will be equipped with Senvion 3.6M140 turbines. Compared to its predecessor, the 3.6M140's energy yield has been increased by up to 20% at wind speeds of 7.5m/s. Its product life has also been extended by 25% from 20 to 25 years.
Senvion's Australia CEO and managing director Chris Judd said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with Nexif Energy on the Glen Innes and Lincoln Gap windfarms.
“The new 3.6M140 turbine is perfectly suited to these sites as it is designed to maximise the energy yield from medium-wind sites.”
Senvion commenced operations in Australia in 2002 and has since installed 216 turbines, featuring different models accross the Senvion 2MW series and a cumulated rated power of around 440MW.
Nexif Energy's Australia managing director Su Lin Ong said: “This preferred supplier agreement with Senvion represents an important milestone in our progress towards achieving financial close and the start of construction for both windfarms, which is currently targeted for Q1, 2017.”