Siemens Gamesa Secures 312 MW Turbine Order in Brazil

Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order in Brazil for its next-generation 5.X platform, to supply 52 of its new turbines for the 312 MW Tucano wind farm.

Siemens Gamesa Brazil

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has announced that it has secured its first order in Brazil for its next-generation platform, the Siemens Gamesa 5.X. Following recent deals to supply both the 155 and the 170-meter rotor variants of the platform in Sweden, the firms’ benchmark technology arrives in Brazil thanks to an order to supply 52 of its SG 5.8-170 for the Tucano wind farm, to leading global power company AES. With a total installed capacity of 312 MW, this deal is the largest to date for the 5.X platform.

In a press statement, the firm stated that “the new order means that Siemens Gamesa is the first OEM to introduce its latest generation of onshore wind turbines in Brazil, a market expected to contract 3 GW of wind energy capacity annually over the next ten years as part of its Energy Ten-Year Plan (PDE 2029). With the highest power rating for a geared onshore turbine and the largest rotor available in the market, the SG 5.8-170 delivers unrivalled annual energy production (AEP) and the most competitive cost of energy.”

The Tucano wind farm will be located in the state of Bahia and is scheduled for commissioning in 2021.

“Over the last decade, Siemens Gamesa has shown an unmatched commitment towards the Brazilian market, bringing its latest technologies and investing heavily in localising production and creating jobs. We are happy to build on that history and see the footprint of our Siemens Gamesa 5.X expanding globally, demonstrating its adaptability to all markets,” stated Alfonso Faubel, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore business unit.

The firm will leverage its strong supply chain and adapt its plant located in Bahia to locally produce this next generation of wind turbines to fulfil the order.

Recently, we had reported that the firm had secured an order to supply 25 SG 4.5-145 for one of the largest wind farms in Vietnam. With a total capacity of 113 MW, the Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm will generate enough electricity to meet the demands of over 240,000 Vietnamese following its commissioning in 2021.

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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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