Siemens Gamesa in Italian onshore wind supply deal

Siemens Gamesa is set to deliver 23 turbines for two new onshore wind projects in southern Italy.

The firm said this week that it had received orders for 13 3-MW turbines for a 39 MW project and ten 2-MW turbines for a 20 MW project, both being developed by Danish firm European Energy.

The orders include long-term service agreements including advanced remoted monitoring and diagnostics. à‚ 

The 13 turbines for the first wind project, located east of the city of Potenza, are planned to be delivered in the third quarter of 2018. The turbines feature a rotor diameter of 113 metres and will be functioning in demanding wind conditions, Siemens Gamesa said.

And the ten 2 MW turbines, with 97-metre rotors, will also be delivered in Q3 2018 and installed at a site in Potenza’s northwest. These turbines “offer an increased power production at an optimal LCoE under the specific conditions of the site at the south Italian peninsula,” Siemens Gamesa said.

Italy aims to grow the share of renewables in its energy mix from the current 17.5 per cent to 27 per cent in 2030. Siemens Gamesa has installed 1600 turbines in the country to date, with a total rating of over 2 GW.

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