Siemens Gamesa is to install 42 units of its 4.X wind turbine, which has a 145 metre rotor and a unit rating reaching 4.8 MW, at a 200 MW wind farm near the city of Changi in Xinjiang, northwest China.
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This is the second contract that SGRE has received from the local independent power producer Xinjiang TBEA Group. The company will also provide operation and maintenance services for five years. The Siemens Gamesa 4.X platform, with its 145 metres rotor variant, is a good fit for the project site conditions featuring medium wind, sandy and dusty weather, and low temperatures during winter time. Comissioning is expected before the end of 2020.
“We’re delighted to see our first project landing in Xinjiang and strengthen our partnership with TBEA to support its expansion in the renewable energy sector” said Richard Paul Luijendijk, CEO of SGRE Onshore APAC. “Following a previous Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform order with TBEA earlier this year, this new order reflects the customer’s trust in Siemens Gamesa products, technology and our capability of undertaking complex logistics and project execution”.
SGRE’s presence in China dates back to over 30 years. The company is committed to growing its manufacturing and supplier base in China and providing best-in-class turbines and services to meet customer expectations in the country and other global markets.
In addition to China, SGRE’s footprint in Asia Pacific extends to Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand, where it has already installed more than 7.9 GW. The company has also developed strongly in offshore wind in the region following the signing of contracts for close to 2 GW of offshore wind power projects for the years to come, including 1.5 GW of confirmed orders.