Siemens Energy is to provide the Kniphagen wind power plant in Ostholstein, Germany with five modern direct drive wind turbines.

The plant is located close to the coast on the Baltic Sea and the company will also provide a 20-year service and maintenance agreement as part of the deal.

Siemens (NYSESI) will install five SWT-3.0-113 turbines at the 15 MW project. At the site in Kniphagen the turbines form a modern onshore wind power plant that is scheduled to be connected to the grid in 2014.

In planning this project, the Siemens team focused on reducing the necessary digging to a minimum. Due to anticipatory planning of paths and utility spaces for the cranes the sealing of grassed areas in the nature embedded site remained notably small. It is the first time, Siemens direct drive turbines are installed in this region.

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