Published on July 27th, 2015 | by Joshua S Hill1
Siemens Awarded 3 Different Onshore Wind Orders In Scotland & Ireland
July 27th, 2015 by Joshua S Hill
Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division has been awarded three different wind orders for Scotland and Ireland.
Writing on its website on Monday, Siemens announced that it had been awarded contracts from three different customers to construct, install, and commission a total of 52 of its D3 direct drive wind turbines at three separate projects in Scotland and Ireland.
The three farms include Raheenleagh set to be located in County Wicklow, approximately 70 kilometres south of Dublin, in Ireland; Aikengall 2, to be located south east of Edinburgh, in Scotland; and Phase 1 of the Galway Wind Park, set to be located near to the city of Galway, in Ireland.
“We are proud to be selected to provide both the turbines and long-term service for these important new projects in Scotland and Ireland,” said Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division. “The different site-specific requirements of these projects underscore the strength of our D3 product platform. With our proven and diverse portfolio of technology we are able to offer the best choice for a wide range of onshore projects.”
Totalled together, the three wind projects are expected to supply enough renewably generated electricity for the equivalent of 100,000 households. Additionally, all of the orders include long-term service contracts ranging from five years for Galway Phase 1, to 10 years for Raheenleagh and a 20-year service contract for Aikengall 2.
Specifically, Siemens will deploy wind turbines according to the requisite needs of the wind sites: the Raheenleagh wind farm will be equipped with 11 turbines with 108 metre rotors and 3.2 MW generators, amounting to 35 MW. The Aikengall 2 wind farm will consist of 19 turbines with 113 metre rotors and 3.2 MW generators, while the Galway Wind Park Phase 1 project will receive 22 of Siemens 3.0 MW, 101 metre direct drive turbines.
Completion for each of the projects is expected to take place across 2016 and into early 2017.
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