Feb 27 (Renewables Now) - Siemens AG (ETR:SIE) said on Monday it has won new contracts in the northern part of Germany for the supply and installation of roughly 41 MW of its direct-drive wind turbines.
Late last year, WPD Windpark Damme GmbH & Co KG completed its first wind project using Siemens turbines. It has now ordered a further six units of the new SWT-3.3-130 model to repower an older project at Borringhauser Moor in Lower Saxony. Siemens will install the new machines in the autumn of 2017 and will service them over a period of 15 years.
At the same time, Buergerwindpark Brebek GmbH & Co KG has purchased seven units of the SWT-3.0-113 type for an expansion project in the community of Karlum, Schleswig-Holstein. Siemens expects to erect the wind turbines in the spring of 2017 and to commission them in the summer. The company will also take responsibility for the service and maintenance over a period of 20 years.
"With the new generation of gearless wind turbines we have now expanded our portfolio to offer competitive solutions for inland low wind sites. This will enhance the popularity of our turbines in the middle and the south of Germany," said Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore at Siemens Wind Power.