Offshore wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy published two announcements in the past week revealing that it has been contracted to supply a total of 750 megawatts (MW) worth of wind turbines to a total of six wind farms across Northern Europe and Turkey and an offshore wind project in Belgium.
Siemens Gamesa announced on November 30 that it was strengthening its onshore wind market presence with a series of new wind turbine supply contracts for projects in Sweden, Norway, Germany, and Turkey worth a total of 263 MW.
In Sweden, Siemens Gamesa signed a contract with a new client, Arise Windpower AB, for the supply of 20 turbines for a total capacity of 82 MW — 11 of which will be installed at the Bröcklingberget wind farm, located in the municipality of Bräcke, while the remaining 9 wind turbines will supply the Enviksberget wind project. Both Swedish projects are expected to be commissioned in autumn of 2019 and Siemens Gamesa will provide a 20-year operation and maintenance (O&M) service agreement.
In Norway, Siemens Gamesa signed a contract with Eolus Vind AB for the supply of 7 wind turbines with a total capacity of 30 MW for the Stigafjellet Wind Farm, south of Stavanger. This project is expected to be commissioned in 2020 and Siemens Gamesa will provide a five-year full-service agreement.
In Germany, Siemens Gamesa will supply Windpark Mautitz Süd with 7 wind turbines for a total capacity of over 25 MW. This marks the company’s first contract with Saxovent Ökologische Investments and Siemens Gamesa will provide a 20-year full O&M service agreement, after commissioning in December of 2018.
The final onshore wind contract signed by Siemens Gamesa at the end of November was in Turkey, where the company will provide Afken Renewable Energy A.Ş with 37 wind turbines boasting a total capacity of 125 MW across two projects in the east of the country. 22 of the turbines will supply the Denizly wind farm and 15 will supply the Hasanoba wind farm, both of which are expected to be commissioned in 2019 and will include a 15-year maintenance and service agreement.
Announced on the other side of the weekend, Siemens Gamesa highlighted its growing strength by also announcing an offshore wind turbine supply agreement for a project off the coast of Belgium.
Siemens Gamesa will provide 58 of its SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine and a 17-year Service agreement for the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium being developed by Seamade NV. The project is made up of two sites — the 252 MW Seastar which will utilise 30 turbines and the 235 MW Mermaid offshore wind project which will utilise 28 turbines.
Offshore construction for the two projects is expected to begin in 2019 and be completed in 2020. Siemens Gamesa will provide logistics solution along with remote monitoring and diagnostics for the following 17 years.
“We are very pleased that our preferred supplier agreement announced in March 2018 has now become a fully confirmed order with SeaMade NV,” said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Offshore Business Unit of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “Combining the two project areas into one project shows excellent leadership by our customer to drive down the cost of energy from offshore wind through economies of scale. We look forward to the next steps in the project, helping meet the Belgian government’s 2020 climate objectives.”
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