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Last of the line rolls out, as Senvion shutters Bremerhaven

Final 6.2M152 machine on way to 200MW Trianel Windpark Borkum II off Germany as troubled OEM winds down

The last of 32 turbines for the 200MW Trianel Windpark Borkum II project off Germany has rolled out of Senvion’s Bremerhaven plant, with the factory now set to be closed as the failed OEM moves into administration.

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The 6.2MW Senvion 6.2M152s – once the most powerful offshore models in the world before being out-scaled by Siemens Gamesa, MHI Vestas and GE’s 8-12MW machines, as well as number of ultra-large Chinese designs – will be installed in a water depths of 25-35 meters at the North Sea project.

“Production Bremerhaven has delivered the last offshore turbine of the Trianel [Windpark Borkum II] project. It is the last turbine delivered from Bremerhaven before the doors close after 11 years of great work,” said Benjamin Schmidt, vice president of production at the Bremerhaven facility, in a LinkedIn post.

“I am proud to say that this was a great performance by the team, although the times are very difficult. I am very proud of the team and wish all colleagues and employees all the best for the future.”

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Companies behind the project, which is expected to be fully commissioned by the end of the year, include EWE (37.5%), the Swiss city of Zurich’s local utilkity (24.51%), and a consortium made up of 17 municipal utilities from Germany (37.99%).

In April, Senvion filed for "preliminary self-administration proceedings" under German insolvency legislation after talks with lenders failed.

Siemens Gamesa in October agreed a €200m ($225m) deal to buy 8.9GW of Senvion’s European onshore service business along with its blade factory in Portugal.

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