Siemens Gamesa bags 465-MW order for 5.X turbines in Brazil
Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (www.siemensgamesa.com)
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) said it has signed a contract to supply 465 MW of turbines for the Sao Vitor wind farm project in Brazil.
The order was placed by Essentia Energia, a renewable energy vehicle created this year by Brazilian alternative asset manager Patria Investimentos, and is the largest ever for Siemens Gamesa in Brazil, according to the company.
The contract also includes a service and maintenance agreement, the turbine maker added.
Siemens Gamesa will supply 75 pieces of the SG 5.8-170 turbines operating at 6.2 MW. The machines come from the company’s latest onshore wind platform 5.X and boast a rotor diameter of up to 170 metres.
To date, Siemens Gamesa has booked 777 MW of orders for 5.X turbines in Brazil and 1.5 GW worth of orders around the world, it said.
Turbines for the Sao Vitor project will be manufactured at the Siemens Gamesa factory in Camacari in the Brazilian state of Bahia, where Essentia Energia will erect the wind farm. The start of operations is expected by the end of 2022.
Essentia Energia has secured a power purchase agreement (PPA) with an unnamed off-taker for Sao Vitor’s output.
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