Siemens Gamesa to Supply 70 Wind Turbines to Three Projects
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply three onshore wind farms in Norway including 70 units of its Onshore OptimaFlex wind turbines.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply three onshore wind farms in Norway including 70 units of its Onshore OptimaFlex wind turbines. The SWT-DD-130 turbines will each feature a rated capacity of 4.2 megawatts (MW) and a 130-meter diameter rotor. All turbines will be installed on steel towers with 125 meter hub heights. The project sites with 15, 18 and 37 units are located in the Bjerkreim and Ha municipalities – approximately 50 kilometers south-east of Stavanger. A 25-year full service agreement with a yield-based availability warranty secures the long-term performance of the wind farms.
Owner and long-term operator of the wind farm trio is Hamburg based Luxcara, a leading asset manager for renewable energy investments for institutional investors. The installation of the 76MW-Skinansfjellet project, the 63MW-Gravdal wind farm and the Eikeland-Steinsland project with over 155 megawatts – a combined rating of 294 MW and collectively known as the Bjerkreim cluster – will start in spring 2019 with completion planned for autumn 2019. “We are very happy to be able to rely on Siemens Gamesa as such an experienced partner in the Nordics for our largest wind project so far”, says Dr Alexandra von Bernstorff, Managing Partner of Luxcara.
Siemens Gamesa is executing the projects in close collaboration with Luxcara and the Norwegian developer Norsk Vind Energi. A strong focus in this collaboration was on regional content and a minimized environmental impact during installation and operation.