The contracts will see the supply of 6 SG 5.8-170 turbines to a site at Grevekulla and 8 of the same model to the site of Skåramåla, both in Sweden
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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has won two more contracts totalling 86 MW in Sweden for its market leading Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform, building on a growing partnership with independent green energy supplier European Energy.
The contracts will see Siemens Gamesa provide turbines at two different sites to be installed in 2022. At the site of Grevekulla near Eksjö six SG 5.8-170 turbines will be installed, and at the site of Skåramåla near Växjö a further eight of these turbines, with one of the largest rotors in the industry at 170 meters, will be erected. The turbines will have a flexible rating with most at these sites operating at 6.2 MW. The nacelles will sit on 115-meter towers at both sites, giving them a tip height of 200 metres.
The company has signed three contracts with European Energy in the country in under six months. Indeed, Sweden has recorded the fastest uptake of the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform providing one of the most competitive Levelised Cost of Energy (LCoE) in the sector, with over 1 GW of sales. Globally the platform has now registered around 2.5 GW of sales, with particular interest in the Nordics, but also in Brazil, the UK and Germany.
“Our partnership with European Energy continues to flourish, and we are pleased to team up with them again at these two sites with this game-changing technology for the onshore market” said Clark MacFarlane, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore Northern European operations. “We look forward to assuring both these sites operate to their maximum potential and for more opportunities to collaborate on future projects with European Energy”.
The last deal signed between the two companies was in December covering the installation of three wind farms in Poland.
European Energy was founded in 2004 and since that time has installed over 1.5 GW of wind and solar energy farms. It sells green energy to large corporations and provides institutional investors with long-term investment opportunities in renewable assets.