Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SA (BME:SGRE) said it has launched a new turbine model tailored specifically for the Indian wind power market.
The new SG 3.4-145 turbine is part of the Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform and can operate at up to 3.6 MW with flexible rating strategy.
The machine is 127.5 metres tall, with a blade tip height of 200 metres. Its 145-metre rotor is borrowed from the 4.X platform, enabling the turbine to increase the swept area by 41% and boost the annual energy production (AEP) by 48% compared to the SG 2.2-122, its predecessor in India.
The turbine is designed to withstand India’s changing and extreme weather conditions using an advanced monitoring and cooling system, which ensures efficient thermal conditioning and performance at high-temperature sites, the manufacturer said.
The prototype has been successfully installed at the Siemens Gamesa research and development (R&D) wind farm in Alaiz, Spain.
Siemens Gamesa factories in India are already producing the rotor and will start making the new model in early 2021.
The company’s production capacity in India includes two blade and one nacelle factory. It also runs an operation and maintenance (O&M) in Chennai and an R&D centre in Bangalore.
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