Siemens Gamesa’s Next-gen Platform Scores Hat Trick in Sweden

By Sharada Prahladrao

Project Success Story

Siemens Gamesa’s success in the Swedish market continues after the company secured its third deal in the country for its powerful Siemens Gamesa 5.X next generation platform.  The company will supply the world’s largest independent renewable energy company, RES, with 13 wind turbines SG 5.8-155 for the Rödene project near Alingsås, totaling 85.8 MW.  The new deal takes the order intake for this turbine platform in the country to 363 MW and strengthens the relationship with RES, which Siemens Gamesa has supplied with over 4.4 GW of capacity since 2000.

The Rödene project will be developed in a forest area with medium speed winds and rather high wind turbulences, which is testament to the capabilities of the SG 5.8-155 in such environments. The 13 wind turbines will be installed in 2021 and will be covered by a 15-year full-service agreement. Additionally, in order to maximize energy yield, a tailored solution has been developed including two tower heights and the OptimaFlex technology to operate the wind turbines at up to 6.6 MW.

According to the company, 5.X is a powerful geared onshore wind turbine with the largest rotor diameters, 155 and 170 meters, resulting in maximum performance in high-, medium and low-wind conditions.  A single 5.8-155 can power over 5,500 European homes for a year and avoid the emissions equivalent to taking off the roads 11,000 diesel cars.

Keywords:  Siemens Gamesa, Sweden, Wind Turbines, RES, ARC Advisory Group


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