Siemens Gamesa will supply seven SG 5.8-170 and four SG 5.8-155 with OptimaFlex technology and different tower heights to wind power developer Eolus Vind, with installation of the projects scheduled for 2023.
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Siemens Gamesa has signed a new deal for its 5.X platform in Sweden, in which it will deliver seven SG 5.8-170 and four SG 5.8-155 to wind power developer Eolus Vind AB in a highly customised solution. Both companies have worked closely together to optimise the configuration of the wind turbines, which will be delivered in different power ratings thanks to the OptimaFlex technology, as well as varying tower heights.
The wind turbines will be delivered to three different sites: Rosenskog (17,8 MW), Dållebo (26,4 MW) and Boarp (24,2 MW), all located in southern Sweden, close to the city of Jönköping. Installation is scheduled for 2023 and all three projects will be covered by a 15-year service agreement.
“Over the past months we have managed to establish the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform as the benchmark technology in the Nordics” said Andreas Nauen, Siemens Gamesa CEO. “This is a result not only for the projects we have signed, but also due to the opportunities that we see in front of us, and the feedback we are receiving from our customers. The journey with Eolus Vind has been one of a true partnership to extract the full benefits of this extremely versatile technology and we are happy to move to the next stage in our collaboration”.
Eolus CEO Per Witalisson added that both in terms of installed capacity and rotor diameter these will be the largest wind turbines Eolus has used to date.
The 5.X technology introduces the largest unit capacity and rotor diameter in the onshore segment, significantly helping to make projects competitive while the country plans to discontinue its certificate system supporting wind power.
Once commissioned, the eleven units of the platform will generate enough clean electricity to meet the demand of over 56,000 European households and avoid CO2 equivalent to taking 113,000 diesel cars off the roads.