Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced that it had been awarded the contract to supply 96 wind turbines to two US wind farms in Texas and New Mexico with a combined capacity of nearly 500 megawatts (MW).
On Thursday, Siemens Gamesa announced that it had been selected by EDF Renewables North America to supply turbines for the 241 MW Coyote wind project in Texas and the 246 MW Oso Grande wind project in New Mexico. The company will supply 96 of its SG 4.5-145 turbines in addition to 24 previously-sold SWT-2.3-108 turbines, and will also provide service and maintenance.
“We are extremely proud to partner with EDF Renewables North America on these important orders for the SG 4.5-145 wind turbines in the U.S.,” said José Antonio Miranda, CEO of Onshore Americas at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “This new generation turbine offers best-in-class LCoE based on proven technology and evidences our commitment to continued innovation.”
Siemens Gamesa’s SG 4.5-145 turbines provide a flexible power rating ranging between 4.2 MW and 4.8 MW depending on site conditions and boast a rotor diameter of 145 meters and 71-meter blades integrating aerodynamics and noise reduction.
The Coyote wind project will utilize 48 of the company’s SG 4.5-145 and 11 of its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, with project completion expected for the summer of 2020.
The Oso Grande wind project will also utilize 48 of the company’s SG 4.5-145 turbines and 13 of its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines. Located approximately 43 miles southeast of Roswell, the project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
“The evolution of our partnership with Siemens Gamesa to include this new technology is a significant milestone for both companies as it contributes to our long-standing efforts to reduce LCoE,” explained Art Del Rio, Vice President, Wind Technology Strategy at EDF Renewables. “This new SG 4.5-145 turbine is the ideal fit for the Coyote and Oso Grande projects, helping EDF Renewables achieve the value necessary to build a competitive project.”
Siemens Gamesa also announced a day later that it would supply and commission a further 43 of its SG 4.5-145 wind turbines for an undisclosed wind project and customer in Canada, but which has a nominal capacity of 194 MW.
“We’re proud that our partners chose Siemens Gamesa and our SG 4.5-145 turbine for this project,” said David Hickey, head of the Siemens Gamesa business in Canada. “The new SG 4.5-145 turbine will provide extremely cost competitive and clean energy to the consumers and communities of Canada.”
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