Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured its first order in Russia with Enel Russia, one of the country´s independent power producers (IPP), for the supply of 90 MW. This is Siemens Gamesa´s first order in the country and is part of the preliminary agreement signed with Enel in 2017 for the supply of 291 MW in two wind farms in Russia.
The scope of the agreement comprises the delivery, installation and operation and maintenance services of 26 SG 3.4-132 wind turbines in the Azovskaya wind farm, located in southern Russia, scheduled to start in 2020.
This project will contribute to the country’s objectives for the development of local renewable energy resources, as well as for the promotion of a local wind industry. Part of the components of the turbines will be acquired and assembled locally, complying with the localization requirements.
In addition, Siemens Gamesa also recently announced a project to supply 51 SWT-DD-142 wind turbines to the Tonstad park, one of Norway´s largest wind projects.
“We are pleased to announce this milestone as part of our entry into the Russian market and we appreciate the trust of our great customer Enel,” Steven Pryor, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Onshore CEO for Northern Europe and the Middle East said. “This first contract takes place in parallel with our current job of localizing the nacelles assembly and the search for local components.”
In addition, the company also recently announced a project to supply 51 SWT-DD-142 wind turbines to the Tonstad park, one of Norway´s largest wind projects. Engie will develop this 208 MW park, which will be located in the municipalities of Sirdal and Flekkefjord, in southern Norway. For its part, Siemens Gamesa will be responsible for the park´s long-term operation and maintenance tasks, whose installation is scheduled to begin in 2019.
Siemens Gamesa also announced in August the supply of 70 wind turbines in three other projects in Norway, a country in which the company is present since 2002 and where it has an installed capacity in excess of 630 MW and 252 turbines.