May 22 (Renewables Now) - Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has clinched a deal to provide full-scope operation and maintenance (O&M) services for the 226-MW first stage of the Murra Warra wind park in Victoria, Australia.
The turbine manufacturer will be in charge of managing the wind farm’s 61 Senvion turbines and will also provide electrical balance services for the plant. The contract has a term of 30 years, Siemens Gamesa said on Friday without providing financial information.
The 226-MW wind farm will be part of a larger complex with an overall capacity of 429 MW. The phase I facility, located near Horsham in Western Victoria, consists of 3.7-MW Senvion turbines with a 144-metre (472-ft) rotor. The combined output of those machines is expected to enough to meet the annual demand of around 420,000 local homes.
Siemens Gamesa closed the acquisition of several assets from German wind turbine manufacturer Senvion SA in January 2020. The deal covered Senvion’s European onshore wind farm services business, assets associated with it and intellectual property.
The latest order is Siemens Gamesa’s second contract for servicing Senvion turbines in Australia since the acquisition, the company noted. Last month, it secured an O&M deal for 135 MW of Senvion turbines at an unnamed wind farm in Victoria.