Uncertainty surrounds Senvion
THE company responsible for the operation of the three local wind farms has hit financial turbulence, but exactly what that means for local staff is unclear.
German-based wind turbine maker Senvion has operations around the world and recently filed “preliminary self-administration” proceedings in its homeland.
Senvion Australia is responsible for 14 projects in this country, including operating and servicing the Pacific Hydro-owned wind farms locally at Capes Nelson, Sir William Grant and Bridgewater.
It is also building the Murra Warra wind farm project being built near Horsham, components for which are being imported through the Port of Portland.
Senvion Australia employs 10 people at its Portland service centre, who work in maintenance and service roles for the three local wind farms.
A Senvion Australia spokeswoman told the Observer that its “dedicated and experienced” Portland staff were continuing their local service and maintenance activities.