The contract involves establishing three wind farms in the country along with Senvion offering full maintenance services for 20 years.
The German wind turbine manufacturer, Senvion S.A. has reportedly secured contracts for developing 41 megawatts (MW) of wind energy with leading Saudi Arabia based developers Alfanar Energy in Spain. As per trusted sources, the contracts involve building three wind farms in Soliedra, Valdeabajo and La Moratilla, in the province of Soria, Spain.
Reportedly, Senvion will supply seven Senvion 3.0M122 wind turbines at 150 meters tip height to the La Moratilla and Valdeabajo wind farms. While the Soliedra wind farm will include six Senvion 3.7M140 wind turbines of a tip height of 180 meters. Furthermore, Senvion will also give full maintenance services to the farms for a period of 20 years, claim sources.
Reports cite that the installation of the wind farms will begin in summer 2019 with commissioning planned for Autumn of the same year. Following completion, the three wind farms will produce enough electricity to power 41,000 households, claim reports.
According to sources, Olivier Perot, MD, Senvion Europe South, said that the contracts are another milestone for Senvion in Spain. He said that the company is actively employing and developing its key industrial and service partners within Spain, contributing to generating jobs and economic benefits around the projects. Perot added that the company is delighted to expand in Spain and contribute to its regional wind industry.
Jamal Wadi, Chief Executive Officer, Alfanar Energy, was quoted saying that Alfanar has been encouraging green energy by actively developing and financing renewable energy sources worldwide. He said that the company aims to develop around 1GW of wind energy by 2021 in the region, validating their firm’s long-term commitment to Spain.
For the record, Senvion has already built a strong business relationship with Alfanar. In 2018, the company signed two contracts with Alfanar for a total of 600 MW of wind energy in India.