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Senvion signs partnership agreement for 429MW Murra Warra wind farm in Australia

Published 15 June 2017

Senvion, a global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a delivery partnership agreement with RES Australia and its project partners for the 429MW Murra Warra wind farm in Victoria.

The agreement is a precursor to the final investment of the project that received planning approval from the Victorian government in December, 2016.

The 116-turbine wind farm will feature Senvion’s  3.7M144 turbine, which is being designed for this project.

The Murra Warra project, which will be constructed on farmland north of Horsham, is expected to generate enough electricity to power the equivalent of up to 250,000 Victorian households and save over 1.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gasses per year.

Senvion CEO Jürgen Geissinger said: "We are very pleased to be collaborating with RES and its project partners on this significant project. This agreement demonstrates that our commitment to deliver optimised products for all wind conditions is highly effective and helps to consolidate Senvion's strong market position in Australia. It also showcases the confidence of strategic partners in our products."

Senvion Australia CEO and managing director Raymond Gilfedder said: "The introduction of ambitious renewable energy targets in Victoria has injected new confidence in the local wind energy market.

“We are very excited to be working with RES Australia and its project partners to deliver the Murra Warra wind farm which will result in significant employment and economic benefits for the local communities around the project."

Since 2012, Senvion Australia has delivered more than 440MW of wind capacity across 10 projects in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.