Siemens Gamesa launches new wind power solutions
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has combined the experience of two strong players, building on the merger that took place in early 2017. Thanks to this process, the company is now launching the new geared turbine SG 4.2-145, as part of the new geared turbine platform Siemens Gamesa 4.X. The model SG 4.2-145 offers best-in-class LCoE at medium wind sites in the 4-megawatt segment and marks the start of a next-generation product platform for high performance geared onshore wind turbines. This new turbine for Onshore will increase the annual energy production by 21%. Additionally, SGRE launches the new direct drive offshore wind turbine SG 8.0-167 DD, with a rotor diameter of 167 meters. Its B82 blades will allow for an 18% greater swept area and up to 20% higher annual energy production than its predecessor SWT-7.0-154. As part of the proven offshore direct drive platform, the SG 8.0-167 DD utilises known technology, combined with its rotor upgrade, to offer customers reliable revenue streams with reduced cost of energy and mitigated risk.
Both product launches are part of SGRE`s new ‘One Segment/One Technology’ philosophy announced in early November. By 2020, the company will have one technology per business segment. In onshore, SGRE will streamline its technology approach and focus on geared solutions. In offshore, SGRE opts for the direct-drive platform only.