The SWT-DD-130 turbines will each have a rated capacity of 4.2 MW and a 130 meter diameter rotor. All turbines will be installed on towers with 80 meter hub heights and a five year service and maintenance agreement is included in the contract. Installation is planned for summer 2019 with completion expected for autumn 2019.
“We are proud to deliver the latest innovations from our onshore direct drive platform with the SWT-DD-130 to the Sørfjord Vindpark” said Hans Joern Rieks, CEO of North EMEA, Siemens, Gamesa Renewable Energy. “They will be installed alongside the Nygårdsfjellet wind power plant Which We installed in 2011. We are happy to cooperate with Fortum on the Sørfjord project. Together, we've created a strong foundation to reach Fortum's future ambitions within the generation of renewable energy”.
Philippe Stohr, vice president of wind power at Fortum, added that Sørfjord Vindpark has attractive, unique wind conditions that will be harnessed efficiently with the Siemens Gamesa machines with their direct drive and large rotors and that the investment decision is a further step in the implementation of Fortum’s growth strategy with regard to wind. The company hopes to build a sizeable scale portfolio in the Nordic area and believes that wind will be one of the most competitive ways in which to generate clean energy. It is also currently expanding its wind energy portfolio in Russia as well as in the Nordic countries.
The turbines will be installed in the municipality of Tysfjord in Northern Norway which is only accessible by boat or helicopter. The closest settlement to the site is the village of Kjøpsvik and the closest major city in the area is Narvik. The site elevation varies between 550 metres and 600 metres above sea level in the wind power plant area.
Image: Siemens Gamesa SGRE turbine
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