Scotland is continuing its renewable energy dominance, and is awarding turbine orders for three onshore wind projects totaling 126 MW to Siemens.
Germany-based Siemens announced the contract late last week, revealing that it would supply 47 direct drive wind turbines to three separate wind farms which, upon completion, will supply the equivalent electricity necessary for powering 50,000 households in South and North Ayrshire and Lockerbie, in Scotland.
Siemens will supply, install, and commission 23 wind turbines to the Dersalloch wind farm in the South Ayrshire region, amounting to a total of 69 MW. The installation is expected to begin in the spring of 2016, with completion and handover to developers ScottishPower Renewables in the fall of 2016.
Siemens will also supply six wind turbines to the Ewe Hill Phase 1 wind farm, set to be developed 15 kilometers from Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway, and 16 wind turbines for Phase 2 of the project. Siemens’ contributions will bring both sites’ turbine numbers up to 22 apiece, with generating capacity of around 51 MW. Phase 1 installation is expected for some time in spring, 2016, and Phase 2 will commence in autumn, 2016.
The third and final contract will see Siemens deliver 2 of its SWT-3.2-101 turbines to North Ayrshire, to join six existing 3.0 MW turbines that are already installed there.
“We are delighted to continue our partnership with ScottishPower Renewables and Community Windpower Limited,” stated Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore of Siemens’ Wind Power and Renewables Division. “With their combined rating of 126 MW these three projects will provide reliable, clean energy for the region – equivalent to the demand of both Scotland’s Orkney and Shetland Islands.”
Siemens is one of the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturers, and regularly appears in stories here at CleanTechnica with orders large and small. At the end of October, Siemens was awarded an order contract for 336 MW worth of wind turbines to be installed at the Galloper Wind Farm off the southeast coast of England.