New contracts for Siemens direct drive wind turbines

Siemens has been awarded three further contracts for the supply and installation of 13 of its gearless wind turbines in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

For the WPD Windpark Damme GmbH & Co. KG, Siemens will install and commission six units of the latest type SWT-3.3-130. Meanwhile a project in Karlum in the northern part of Schleswig-Holstein will receive seven units of the type SWT-3.0- 113.
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Windpark Damme has experienced previously positive results with Siemens wind turbine technology, and has decided to expand its fleet.

The operator has now ordered six further turbines of the new type SWT-3.3-130 to repower an older project situated at Borringhauser Moor, and is offering citizens of the Damme community options to invest in the new project.

The new turbines will be installed in autumn 2017 at a hub-height of 135 meters. In the framework of a full service contract, Siemens will care for smooth operation over a period of 15 years.

The citizens’ wind park known as Bàƒ¼rgerwindpark Brebek GmbH & Co KG, situated in the northern part of Schleswig-Holstein, is building on the success of a previous project with Siemens wind turbines. For its new expansion project in the community of Karlum, the operator has ordered seven units of the type SWT-3.0-113. T

The community wind farm association which will operate the project now consists of more than 280 citizens of the three municipalities in the region.

Siemens will install the wind turbines in the spring of 2017 on steel towers at a hub height of 115 meters.

à‚ Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore at Siemens Wind Power said the technology is a good choice for demanding sites.

“With the new generation of gearless wind turbines we have now expanded our portfolio to offer competitive solutions for inland low wind sites. This will enhance the popularity of our turbines in the middle and the south of Germany.”

Meanwhile Siemens and Allgàƒ¤uer àƒÅ“berlandwerk have formed a joint venture named egrid to commercially implement the results from IRENE and IREN2, two joint smart grid research projects in Wildpoldsried.

It was agreed that Siemens would acquire a 49-percent share in the AàƒÅ“W subsidiary, egrid applications & consulting GmbH. The transaction is subject to clearance by the competent competition authorities. The primary action areas will be the integration of large capacities from distributed generation plants and intelligent control of the distribution grid.

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