The Senvion wind turbines reach 200 meters in height at their tip. The wind farm consists of six wind turbines with a total output of 18 megawatts (MW) and is located in the French region of Haute Vienne.
"It gives us great satisfaction to participate in the construction of the tallest wind turbines in France”, says Can Nalbantoglu, Managing Director of BayWa r.e. France SAS. "We decided to install these taller wind turbines in order to capture a stronger and steadier wind, and optimise electricity yields. In total, this wind farm is expected to produce more than 50 GWh per year, which is enough to power 10,000 households."
Olivier Perot, Managing Director of Senvion Europe South, says: "Thanks to our flexible and modular wind turbine portfolio, Senvion was able to offer BayWa r.e. a suitable, high-performance turbine, which is the perfect choice for the specific conditions at the site of the wind farm. We are proud to have contributed to the success of this project with the tallest wind turbines in France – another milestone for the success of the country’s energy transition."
The Senvion 3.0M122 wind turbine has a nominal power of 3 MW. The tower is composed of six sections with a total height of 139m. The 61-metre blades are assembled on the hub at ground level, before being set on the nacelle at the top of the tower.