Siemens Gamesa’s 170-meter rotor turbine to debut in Sweden

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Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order for the 170-meter rotor onshore wind turbine for a project in Sweden.

The order has been placed by Danish developer and wind turbine operator Eurowind Energy for its 46MW Knöstad project located near Karlstad, in Sweden.

Under the contract, Siemens Gamesa will deliver eight units of the SG 5.8-170, which are built to capture more wind in medium and low wind sites.

In addition, the turbines operate at a capacity of up to 6.2MW for increased annual energy production (AEP).

The turbines, which will have a 115-meter hub height tower, will be installed during the second half of 2021.

According to Siemens Gamesa, each SG 5.8-170 turbine is capable of providing enough power for close to 5,000 European homes a year, while avoiding the emission of 15,000 tons of CO2 annually.

The company has also won a 25-year full-service agreement for the Knöstad project, which is the second project to have the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform in Sweden.

In December last year, Siemens Gamesa had signed an agreement to supply 35 SG 5.8-155 to Arise and Foresight for the Skaftåsen project.

“We are delighted to see how fast this platform is penetrating the Scandinavian market, one of the most sophisticated in the world when it comes to wind power,” said Alfonso Faubel, Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore CEO.

“This deal also marks an extension of our strong partnership with Eurowind Energy A/S having worked together in the Thorup Sletten project. It is always rewarding to see customers committed to strengthening our collaboration.”

Recently, the company has won a turbine supply contract for the 113MW Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm in Vietnam.

Upon entering into operations in 2021, the Hoa Thang 1.2 wind farm will be able to meet the electricity demands of over 240,000 Vietnamese.