Siemens Gamesa to equip 84 MW of German wind farms
Siemens' SWT-3.0-113 wind turbine. Image by Siemens (www.siemens.com/press)
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has won a contract to supply over 84 MW of wind turbines for projects in Germany, the turbine manufacturer said on Friday.
The orders are from four separate companies and will see Siemens Gamesa deliver and install 27 units of its direct-drive machines at four sites. More specifically, Siemens Gamesa will provide nine units of the SWT-3.2-113 turbines for the 28.8-MW Energiepark Profen plant in the northern state of Saxony-Anhalt. The project is owned by German firm GETEC green energy AG and is expected to achieve grid connection by late 2017. Siemens Gamesa will also deliver operations and maintenance (O&M) services for 20 years.
Furthermore, five more turbines of the SWT-3.2-113 model will be mounted at PNE Wind AG’s (ETR:PNE3) Bederkesa-Alfstedt wind farm near Bremerhaven, seen to be commissioned at the end of this year. A 15-year O&M agreement is also part of the deal.
Wirsol Solar AG has ordered 11 pieces of the SWT-3.0-113 machines for its 33-MW Straubenhardt project in Baden-Württemberg. Siemens Gamesa will begin installation works in the late summer with the aim of commissioning the plant by early 2018, after which it will service the equipment for 15 years.
Additionally, the wind turbine maker will supply one SWT-3.15-142 and one SWT-3.2-113 low-wind direct-drive turbine for an expansion of a wind park in Brandenburg owned by VentusVentures. The facility is planned to be commissioned in the autumn. A 20-year O&M contract is also included.
Siemens Gamesa has added over 5.8 GW of onshore wind turbine capacity in Germany as of end-June. The firm noted the order for the Vetschau wind park is the first one for its direct-drive low-wind turbine with a 142 metre (466 ft) rotor in Germany.
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