Siemens Gamesa turbines picked for 40-MW wind farm in Greece

Source: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (www.siemensgamesa.com)

August 2 (Renewables Now) - Wind turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) has received a contract to equip a 40-MW wind farm in Greece’s Macedonia region, it was announced on Monday.

The deal, placed by Greek energy company Vendavel, will see Siemens Gamesa supply eight of its 5.0-145 wind turbines for the Vissima wind park. Once it becomes operational in the last quarter of 2022, the plant is expected to generate enough electricity to cover the consumption of around 35,000 homes annually. It will be serviced by Siemens Gamesa under a 20-year contract.

Siemens Gamesa’s turbines are also powering Vendavel’s 35-MW Melia wind park in Kozani, which was brought online earlier this year.

The Spain-based manufacturer installed 98 MW of wind turbine capacity in Greece in the first half of 2021, accounting for 38% of the country’s total, the company’s general manager in Greece Spyros Rozis said, as quoted by local media.

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