Senvion starts operation of biggest First Nations windfarm

05.12.2016

Senvion announced that on 2th December wind turbines at the 150 MW Mesgi'g Ugju's'n windfarm in Quebec started spinning. It is the biggest First Nations windfarm in Canada. The project is an equal partnership between Innergex and the three Mi'gmaq communities located on the territory of Gespe'gewa'gi: Gesgapegiag, Gespeg and Listuguj.

The Mesgi'g Ugju's'n windfarm features 46 Senvion 3.2M114 type turbines and one Senvion MM92 especially designed and engineered for cold climates and equipped with an anti-icing mechanism. The blades and towers were manufactured locally in Quebec, by LM Wind Power in Gaspé and Marmen in Matane. Each turbine is 100 m tall, has a rotor diameter of 114 m (92 m for the MM92) and a capacity of 3.2 MW. The 46 wind turbines are the first operating 3.2M114 type turbines in North America.

North America is an important market for Senvion. Over the past decade, the company has accumulated a lot of experience working with First Nations, communities and co-ops in North America. It has created local business partnerships and established offices, warehouses and service locations in both Canada and the US. Overall there have been created more than five hundred manufacturing jobs for the local production of wind turbine components in the communities where it operates.

Philipp Kronsbein / Senvion

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