With Big Texas Order, Senvion ‘Excited To Be Back In The U.S.’

Senvion has signed an agreement for the supply and commissioning of 275 MW of turbines for a wind project in Knox County, Texas.

The TG East Wind Project is owned by Finland-based Taaleri Energia Ltd. NorthRenew, a renewable energy development firm, will co-develop the project with Taaleri.

Senvion will supply 58 Senvion 4.2M140 turbines with a hub height of 110 meters, as well as 10 Senvion 3.2M114 turbines at a 93-meter hub height. Commercial operations will commence in 2020. The agreements include a 25-year operations and maintenance contract.

The TG East Wind Project will generate over 1 million MWh of renewable electricity per year. Senvion says the project will benefit from the federal production tax credit (PTC) at the 100% level and provide substantial economic benefits to the local community in the form of landowner royalties, increased jobs, and tax revenues to the county and school district.

“We are excited to be back in the U.S. and see this as a showcase project for our new and highly competitive 4.2M140,” states David Hardy, executive director and chief sales officer of Senvion. “Obviously, size is one thing, but lowest [levelized cost of energy] is really what is driving the decision for Taaleri and NorthRenew, and we are glad to have helped them realize this project and bring it to fruition.”

Don Curry, president of Taaleri Energia Ltd. North America, adds, “The TG East Wind Project represents the expansion of Taaleri’s global footprint into the North American marketplace as a leading sponsor, and it is a great addition to our portfolio. The project has very favorable attributes and offers a superb opportunity to advance towards commercial operations alongside our partners, Senvion and NorthRenew.”

“We are honored to have been able to bring together such an excellent team that includes the successful deployment of 100 percent PTC-qualified equipment within this extremely attractive project,” Garth Klimchuk, managing partner of NorthRenew. “We look forward to continuing the successful completion of the project that will utilize one of the largest turbines in North America.”