Siemens Gamesa recently secured its third deal in Sweden for the Siemens Gamesa 5.X next-generation platform. The company will supply the global renewable energy company, RES, with 13 wind turbines SG 5.8-155 for the Rödene project near Alingsås, totaling 85.8 MW.
The Rödene project will be developed in a forest area with medium speed winds and high wind turbulences. 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.
The Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform has large rotor diameters of 155 m and 170 m. The new deal takes the order intake for this turbine platform in Sweden to 363 MW and strengthens Siemens Gamesa's relationship with RES. The platform will be also installed in the Skaftaasen (231 MW) and Knöstad (46 MW) projects.
"I am particularly pleased to see how we are broadening the customer base of our Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform. RES is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable developers in the renewable industry, and it is rewarding to strengthen a partnership that dates back 20 years. Investors, utilities, and developers have already placed orders for the Siemens Gamesa 5.X, demonstrating the trust of our customers in the technology," said Alfonso Faubel, CEO of Siemens Gamesa's Onshore business unit.
"We look forward to building and operating this project in this part of the country where electricity demand is particularly high. It's impressive to think that these 13 turbines will deliver the equivalent power demand of the local city of Alingsås," said Matilda Afzelius, CEO of RES in the Nordics.