Siemens has received two orders for onshore wind projects in Ireland, together totaling 172 MW.
According to an announcement made by the German multinational today on its website, Siemens received two orders for onshore wind projects in Ireland.
Siemens will provide 36 SWT-3.0-101 D3 direct drive wind turbines to the Cloosh Valley Wind Farm — also known as Galway Wind Park Phase 2 — which will add 108 MW to the project and Ireland’s renewable energy capacity. The Galway Wind Park is part of SSE Renewables’ development of a wind farm cluster in the region, which was preceded by Phase 1, for which Siemens provided 22 SWT-3.0-101 wind turbines.
The Cloosh Valley project is the second phase of the cluster.
In addition, a second order for 20 SWT-3.2-101 wind turbines will be delivered to the Irish Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm in County Roscommon, which will add 64 MW. The Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm project is being built on Sliabh Bawn Mountain, south east of Strokestown, and will provide the equivalent amount of clean energy of approximately 41,000 local households.
“With 2,400 MW of installed capacity, wind energy in the Republic of Ireland is not only a growing sector but also an industry creating jobs and benefiting communities,” said Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore of Siemens’ Wind Power and Renewables Division. “In this context the projects with our customers SSE Renewables, Bord na Mona, and Coillte are of special significance to us. With a total capacity of 172 megawatts, the Cloosh Valley and Sliabh Bawn wind farms will contribute significantly to the Irish Government’s renewable goals.”
Siemens expects that commissioning for both projects will take place in 2017, and both orders include Siemens 15 year service agreement.
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