Senvion SE

Senvion SE, previously known as REpower Systems SE, is one of the leading manufacturers of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The international mechanical engineering company develops, produces and markets wind turbines with rated outputs of 1.8 to 6.15 MegaWatt and rotor diameters of 82 to 126 meters for almost any location. Senvion also offers a comprehensive portfolio of service and maintenance packages. 

Senvion has been listed since March 2002 and is headquartered in Hamburg. With more than 2200 employees worldwide, the company can make use of the experience gained from the manufacture and installation of around 3000 wind turbines around the world.

The profitable and reliable systems are designed at the Senvion TechCenter in Osterrönfeld and manufactured at its plants in Husum, Trampe and Bremerhaven in Germany as well as Portugal and China.

Senvion is represented by distribution partners, subsidiaries and participations in European markets such as France, Belgium, the UK, Italy, Portugal, Sweden, Poland and Spain as well as on a global level in the USA, China, Australia and Canada.

Main Tasks Attributed in ClusterDesign 

WP2 Electrical cluster design models: Support and validation of assumptions.

WP3 Mechanical load and power performance modelling: Work package leadership and main contribution.

WP7 Wind and wind turbine measurements: Work package leadership and main contribution.

Previous Experience Most Relevant to the ClusterDesign Tasks 

Senvion is one of the leading and pioneering manufacturers in the field of multi megawatt offshore wind turbines. In 2007, two 5 MegaWatt REpower 5M turbines were installed in the Beatrice wind farm (UK), demonstrating the technological maturity of the largest offshore turbine at that time as well as the possibility of going into deep waters (more than 40 meter) more than 20 kilometer from the shore. Five more 5M turbines followed in the Thornton Bank wind farm in 2008.

In 2009 Senvion contributed six 5M turbines to the first German offshore wind farm Alpha Ventus, which is not only a demonstration and testing project, but also provides the basis for the research initiative RAVE (Research At Alpha Ventus). RAVE, consisting of industrial companies, universities and research institutes, includes research on turbines, foundations, infrastructure and many other aspects like environmental impact or public reception. Senvion actively participates in several RAVE projects to contribute its hitherto and to expand its future experience and technological expertise.

Thornton Bank (RWE/C-Power)

Wind turbines in the offshore wind farm Thornton Bank (Photo: RWE/C-Power)