Siemens Gamesa Celebrates 372 MW Win For Wind Energy In Sweden

Siemens Gamesa Celebrates 372 MW Win For Wind Energy In Sweden

In its largest ever order in the nordic region, Siemens Gamesa has closed an order for its 5.X platform with a new deal to supply 372 MW of the SG 5.8-170 turbine for the Björnberget project in Sweden.

The wind farm, owned by asset manager Prime Capital and independent power producer Enlight, takes the total volume of partnership with Siemens for Prime Capital to 1 GW, according too the firm.

The Björnberget project will be one of the largest onshore wind projects to start construction in Europe this year.

With its OptimaFlex technology, the 60 units of the SG 5.8-170 will operate at 6.2 MW each.

The wind turbines, which have been certified for a 30-year lifetime and will be covered by a 15-year service agreement, will be installed in 2022 in the municipality of Ånge, in central Sweden. Once commissioned, the Björnberget project will  generate enough electricity to meet the demands of around 300,000 European households.

“I am delighted to see our partnership with Prime Capital strengthened as well as welcoming Enlight as a new customer. This deal shows the trust that both long-standing as well as new customers have in the Siemens Gamesa 5.X technology, which is leading the Nordics market thanks to its unmatched reliability and competitiveness,” stated Andreas Nauen, Siemens Gamesa CEO.

“The partnership with Siemens Gamesa, access to their latest technology and our focus on optimizing layouts for maximum production and minimal construction costs, will enable us to realize this project at a very competitive levelized cost of energy, and hence attractive risk adjusted returns for our investors” added Dr. Mathias Bimberg, Head of Infrastructure at Prime Capital.

The deal also marks the first investment of the Prime Green Energy Infrastructure Fund (PGEIF), a vehicle created to invest in large scale wind-powered energy assets in the Nordic countries, with no reliance on government support and with the lowest levelized cost of electricity in Europe.

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