Siemens Gamesa turbines picked for 36-MW wind project in Greece
Wind turbines in Greece. Source: Siemens Gamesa @LinkedIn.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has been contracted to deliver equipment for a 36-MW wind project in Greece, the turbine manufacturer said on Wednesday.
The deal was placed by Greek construction group Intrakat for the latter’s Karkaros project. The future wind farm, to be installed in the Desfina municipality of Central Greece, will be powered by seven turbines of the SG 5.0-145 model. It is planned to become operational in the autumn of 2023.
Once up and running, the wind park is expected to generate enough electricity to cover the power consumption of around 30,000 homes per year, with its output seen to mitigate over 92,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
The order marks the first partnership between Siemens Gamesa and Intrakat Group, the turbine maker noted. With the contract in its books, Siemens Gamesa will have 992 MW of wind turbine capacity installed or under construction in Greece.
The Karkaros project will support Greece’s goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 and achieving climate neutrality by 2050.
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