Siemens Gamesa Bags First Order for its Latest 5.X Turbine Platform

Siemens Gamesa has bagged an order for the supply of wind turbines from its latest 5.X platform for the 231 MW Skaftåsen project in Sweden

Siemens Gamesa Order

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has announced that it has bagged an order for the supply of its most powerful geared onshore wind turbine, the SG 5.8-155 wind turbine. The first of the 35 units, all with flexible power rating operating at 6.6 MW, will be installed in the second quarter of 2021 in the Skaftåsen project in Sweden, the first in the world to feature the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform.

Project developer Arise AB and leading infrastructure investment manager Foresight Group have announced that they have chosen this latest generation of onshore turbines due to its strong performance and advanced design, combining reliability with maximum Annual Energy Production (AEP) for the lowest LCoE. With a 30-year full-service agreement, this new generation of onshore wind turbines will generate predictable revenue streams over its lifecycle, improving the business case of the project.

The 231 MW order marks the debut of the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform, only months after its presentation in April 2019, during WindEurope Bilbao trade fair. Reinforcing the company’s leading position in the Swedish market, one of the most dynamic in Europe. “Additionally, the debut of the Siemens Gamesa 5.X in one of the world’s most sophisticated wind markets highlights the superior performance of a platform developed by an engineering team bringing together the best technologies for use in a wide range of markets and requirements,” the firm issued in its statement.

“Our vision has been to create the most competitive onshore product for any site condition and requirements. We can increase the operating rating power or adapt the Siemens Gamesa 5.X to low-temperature conditions – and we have designed it with two rotor variants and carbon caps on blades.

“We are pushing the boundaries of onshore wind power with this platform, which offers the largest AEP in the onshore segment. And we are very pleased to partner up with pioneering companies such as Arise and Foresight who are willing to take wind power to the next level with us,” said Alfonso Faubel, Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore Business Unit CEO.

“We are very happy to introduce not only a significant new investor in the shape of leading independent infrastructure investment manager Foresight to the Swedish wind market but also cutting-edge new technology provided by Siemens Gamesa. To launch this new technology on the Nordic market together with Siemens Gamesa and Foresight represents a landmark event for us. This great project is founded on strong relationships and collaboration from start to finish, and we look forward to realising this exciting project together with these renowned partners”, said Daniel Johansson, CEO of Arise AB.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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