Siemens Gamesa, Arise, and Foresight Group will collaborate for another major project in Sweden using the company’s competitive onshore platform, the Siemens Gamesa 5.X. The project will be acquired by Foresight Energy Infrastructure Partners (FEIP), Foresight Group’s flagship energy transition fund.
The 277-MW Kölvallen project is due to be installed in early 2025 and will feature 41 units of the SG 6.6-170 model and one SG 6.6-155. The wind farm will stand close to the Skaftåsen project led by the three companies and currently being installed. Skaftåsen was the first to use the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform, one of the most competitive in terms of Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) in the onshore landscape.
The contract between the parties is also noteworthy for its lengthy 35-year service contract, assuring the machines operate to the best of their capacities over their lifetime. They will sit on towers of 135 meters for the SG 6.6-170 turbines, and on a 122.5-meter tower for the SG 6.6-155 version.
This project is another strong endorsement for the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform. Between Skaftåsen and Kölvallen, the two wind farms will provide significant green energy for Sweden. The wind farm will produce almost 1 TWh of renewable power per year, which is a material contribution to the Swedish power balance and also an important measure to mitigate climate change. As demand for secure energy grows, exacerbated by ongoing geopolitical events, FEIP is well positioned to support the build-out of Europe’s low-carbon energy system.