Siemens Gamesa to Supply Tailor-Made Turbines for 53 MW Wind Farm in Germany

Siemens Gamesa to Supply Tailor-Made Turbines for 53 MW Wind Farm in Germany

Spanish wind turbine manufacturing giant Siemens Gamesa will supply its tailor-made solutions in order to provide optimal yield for a 52.8 MW wind energy farm in North Rhine-Westphalia state in Germany.

Siemens Gamesa Turbine

Under the agreement, the wind turbine maker will supply 13 turbines with outputs ranging from 3.6 MW to 4.1 MW, various rotor diameters and hub heights of up to 165 meters for the Coesfeld Letter Bruch wind farm, which is one of the largest wind energy projects currently being installed in the region.

Further, this wind farm is operated by SL NaturEnergie together with Emergy as a joint venture (JV) of the public services of Coesfeld and Borken and the citizen-run energy company Letter Wind.

Commenting on the wind farm project, Milan Nitzschke, member of the management board of SL NaturEnergie, said that “the wind farm is backed by broad support from citizens and the community. This has a model character also beyond the region. In Coesfeld, we relied from the outset on cooperation with municipal utilities and landowners. In addition, there is civic participation and support for social commitments through a civic foundation.”

Siemens further said that it will supply turbines and steel components, and 9 out of its 13 turbines will use latest-generation hybrid towers. While, concrete components, as well as foundations for towers, will come from Max Bögl Wind AG, a leading manufacturer of hybrid towers.

On the other hand, SL NaturEnergie will be responsible for project management for the construction of hybrid towers.

“The advantages for the customer from direct purchasing speak for themselves: by purchasing partial services separately, such as our hybrid tower, the profitability of the entire package increases noticeably,” commented Josef Knitl, CEO of Max Bögl Wind AG.

However, the company had signed this order in Q1 (October-December) of the fiscal year 2020, and the project is expected to be commissioned by spring 2021.

Speaking on the partnership, Clark MacFarlane, Siemens Gamesa Onshore CEO for the NE&ME region, said that “In recent years, we have significantly reduced the costs of wind energy through technological innovations and efficient project management. The project in Coesfeld shows how close cooperation between suppliers and project developers can lead to profitable wind farms even at demanding locations.”

In addition, this order will also include delivery, installation, connection and a service contract for 20 years for the company.

Earlier also, Siemens had secured a 30 year, full scope operation and maintenance (O&M) services contract to service Senvion’s 61 wind turbines at the Murra Warra wind farm in Victoria, Australia. In this, the company’s know-how of Senvion technology will ensure performance continuity of Senvion’s most advanced onshore wind turbines powered at 3.7 MW with a 144-meter rotor.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.