Siemens Gamesa gets 46-MW turbine order for 5.X platform in Sweden
Siemens Gamesa wind turbine. Photo taken from Siemens' website (www.siemens.com).
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has obtained an order to supply turbines from its 5.X platform for the 46-MW Knostad wind project near Karlstad, Sweden, the company announced on Monday.
The order has been placed by Danish wind and solar park operator Eurowind Energy A/S and includes the supply of eight units of the SG 5.8-170 turbines. The contract also covers a 25-year full service agreement.
The turbines for Knostad will operate at a capacity of up to 6.2 MW, which will result in “record high” annual wind energy production (AEP), Siemens Gamesa said.
This is the manufacturer’s second order for the 5.X platform in Sweden and the Swedish debut of the SG 5.8-170 variant .
The 5.X platform was introduced in April 2019 and consists of the SG 5.8-155 and the SG 5.8-170 models with rotor diameters of 155 metres (508.5 ft) and 170 metres, respectively.
The SG 5.8-155 turbines were booked for the 231-MW Skaftasen wind farm project last December.
The installation for the Knostad project is slated to take place during the second half of 2021. The turbines will be erected in a forest area and will reach 115 metres in tower hub height.
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