Enercon secures wind turbine supply contract from Ripple Energy


German wind turbine producer Enercon has received an order from Ripple Power to produce generators for the Kirk Hill wind farm in Ayrshire, UK.

The corporate will ship and set up eight E-92 generators for the consumer-owned wind farm venture, which can have a mixed put in capability of 18.8MW.

Enercon Western Europe gross sales and aftersales director Rick Hatton stated: “Enercon have a proud historical past in Scotland with single generators and bigger wind farms serving native communities for a few years now.

“We’re delighted to have signed a TSA to produce the biggest consumer-owned wind farm within the UK and it’s implausible to be concerned in such an modern venture.”

Kirk Hill’s set up is scheduled to start later this 12 months, with the venture anticipated to be operational by 2024.

The deal additionally requires Enercon to take care of the Kirk Hill generators after they begin operations.

Planning permission for the wind farm was given in October 2020 after a interval of session and evaluation.

Ripple Power founder and CEO Sarah Merrick stated: “We’re thrilled to be working with Enercon on Kirk Hill. The E-92 generators are an ideal match for the venture.

“Enercon will even preserve the generators, offering assurance to the wind farm’s 1000’s of homeowners.”

Ripple Power permits customers to partially personal stakes in large-scale wind initiatives, which insulates them from worth shocks.

The Kirk Hill venture’s building and different venture phases are being managed by Ripple, however the venture is owned by its greater than 5,600 buyers.

Earlier this 12 months, Enercon’s operations in Central Europe have been affected by a ‘huge disruption’ to satellite internet, which compromised the management and monitoring actions of its wind generators.

Native media reported that 5,800 of the corporate’s generators, with 11GW of whole capability, have been affected by the disruption.

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