Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa has 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.
Significantly, 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.
Further, this second agreement adds 226 MW to the company’s existing 135 MW Senvion service fleet in Australia, making it the largest Senvion service provider in the Asia Pacific region.
Commenting on the achievement, Mark Albenze, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s Service Business Unit, said “since the beginning of the Senvion integration, our focus has been on customer proximity and service continuity. The acquisition has uniquely positioned us to provide the best operations and maintenance services to the Senvion fleet both inside and outside of Europe.”
“Our success in the Asia Pacific reflects customers’ trust in our multi-brand experience, expertise and a growing dedicated team in the Asia Pacific. We are committed to delivering the best business case for our customers,” Albenze added.
In January this year, the company acquired Senvion’s onshore European service assets and Intellectual Property (IP), which has expanded it’s multibrand service portfolio to over 10 GW worldwide and enabled it to obtain the know-how of Senvion turbine technologies.
While discussing the deal, Joris Mazille, Service CEO of Siemens Gamesa for the APAC region, said that “we are delighted to have concluded our first-ever cooperation with Partners Group on this project, making this a landmark project in the Asia Pacific for Siemens Gamesa. We are building on the great foundation the company has built so far and the strategic investment we made to secure an extensive stock of Senvion parts locally to expand our service portfolio and exceed customer expectations.”
Besides, the company recently also said that is will be delivering an innovative wind and storage hybrid project in the Philippines.
This project is having its own significance as it will help in reducing dependence on diesel by providing stable power supply in a location with a weak link to the grid.