February 22 - Combi Lift is handling the transport of components for Nordsee One - an offshore wind farm spanning a total area of 41.3 sq km, located in the North Sea.

The first components, which included six nacelles weighing 350 tonnes each, were loaded in Bremerhaven, Germany, last week.

According to Combi Lift, the offshore wind farm will include 54 Senvion turbines when operational.

This week, in news that will be of interest to companies that provide project logistics services to the renewable energy industry, Senvion signed a conditional contract with Nexif Energy for the EPC contracts and maintenance agreements for the 25 turbine Glen Innes Wind Farm in New South Wales, Australia and the 59 turbine Lincoln Gap Wind Farm in South Australia.

Jürgen Geissinger, ceo of Senvion, said: "We are particularly happy to announce this contract with Nexif Energy, only a short time after being selected as single preferred supplier. This highlights the strong product fit Senvion can provide for Australian projects. We are very much looking forward to further building on our partnership with Nexif Energy."

Both wind farms will see the introduction of the new Senvion 3.6M140 turbine into the Australian market. Compared to its predecessor, the energy yield has been increased by up to 20 percent at wind speeds of 7.5 m/s, and the lifetime has been extended by 25 percent from 20 to 25 years. Improvements to the blades have resulted in lower sound in all operating modes. Combined, the projects will deliver over 300 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable energy to Australian consumers, claims Senvion.

Combi Lift is a member of the Cargo Equipment Experts (CEE) network in Germany.