October 5 (Renewables Now) - Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) said today it has received its first order in Russia, which is part of a 2017 preliminary deal with Italy's Enel SpA (BIT:ENEL) for the supply of 291 MW at two wind farms in the country.
Under the order, Siemens Gamesa will supply 90 MW of wind turbines, or 26 units of its SG 3.4-132 machines, for the Azovskaya wind farm in southern Russia, which is scheduled to start operations in 2020. Siemens Gamesa's responsibilities include the delivery, installation and service of the turbines.
In line with localisation requirements, part of the turbine components will be procured and assembled in Russia.
"This first contract comes in parallel with our ongoing activities for localization of nacelle assembly and local component sourcing," said Steven Pryor, chief executive for North Europe and Middle East Onshore at Siemens Gamesa.
Enel last year chose to partner with Siemens Gamesa for the 291 MW of wind projects that it was selected for as preferred bidder in the 2017 Russian renewable energy tender. The larger of the two projects, the 201-MW Murmansk wind farm is planned to be launched by 2021.