Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has received orders for two new onshore wind projects in southern Italy: the company is set to deliver 13 SWT-3.0-113 direct-drive units to European Energy's 39 MW project in Tolve and 10 G97-2.0 MW turbines to a further 20 MW project near Capoiazzo. Both wind farms are located in the Basilicata Region in the south of Italy. The orders include long term service agreements including advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics.
The first wind project is located close to Tolve community eastern to the Italian city of Potenza. The project, developed by the Danish company European Energy A/S, will consist of 13 SWT-3.0-113 wind turbines. The turbines will be delivered in the third quarter of 2018. These machines are each rated at 3 MW and feature a 113-meter rotor.
Ten units of the G97-2.0 MW wind turbine will be installed at another project site in the Municipality of Capoiazzo in the north-west of Potenza for an unidentified client. The order is for 10 of the company’s G97 wind turbines rated at 2 MW. The turbines are equipped with 97 meter rotors. The turbines will be delivered in the third quarter of 2018.
Italy, a wind energy market with large growth potential, recently issued the new energy strategy for the period 2020-2030 (Strategia Energetica Nazionale - SEN). It is expected to boost the development of renewable energies in the next decade. Overall, the Italian government expects the share of renewables to increase from around 17.5% currently to 27% in 2030.