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Senvion-led consortium seeking European funding for 10 MW+ turbine

Tue 28 Nov 2017 by David Foxwell

Senvion-led consortium seeking European funding for 10 MW+ turbine
Jürgen Geissinger: “Senvion’s vision is to unleash the full potential of offshore wind energy with new, larger turbine”

A Senvion-led consortium is seeking Horizon 2020 funding to develop a 10 MW+ offshore wind turbine.

Senvion has confirmed it has submitted an application for Horizon 2020 funding to the European Commission for the development of a ‘new generation’ offshore wind turbine of in excess of 10 MW.

The company is leading a pan-European consortium in the ReaLCoE project that hopes to develop the turbine. The consortium includes utility EnBW and Fraunhofer IWES.

Senvion chief executive Jürgen Geissinger said “Senvion anticipates being a front-runner in the offshore business with double-digit rated capacities. ReaLCoE’s vision is to unleash the full potential of offshore wind energy to be in direct competition with conventional energy sources in electricity markets worldwide.”

Senvion first announced the development of a 10 MW+ turbine for the offshore wind energy industry in May 2017.

The consortium plans to develop, install, demonstrate, operate and test a 10 MW+ prototype platform in an offshore environment.

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