Siemens Gamesa has signed a new deal for its 5.X wind turbine platform in Sweden. The company will deliver seven SG 5.8-170 and four SG 5.8-155 wind turbines to wind power developer Eolus Vind AB in a highly customized solution.

Both companies have worked closely together to optimize the configuration of the wind turbines, which will be delivered in different power ratings thanks to OptimaFlex technology, as well as varying tower heights.

The wind turbines will be delivered to three different sites: Rosenskog (17.8 MW), Dållebo (26.4 MW) and Boarp (24.2 MW), all located in southern Sweden, close to the city of Jönköping. Installation is scheduled for 2023 and all three projects will be covered by a 15-year service agreement.

“Over the past months we have managed to establish the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform as the benchmark technology in the Nordics,” says Andreas Nauen, CEO of Siemens Gamesa. “This is a result not only for the projects we have signed, but also due to the opportunities that we see in front of us, and the feedback we are receiving from our customers. The journey with Eolus Vind has been one of a true partnership to extract the full benefits of this versatile technology and we are happy to move to the next stage in our collaboration.” 

Since its debut order in Sweden back in December 2019, the company has accumulated deals totaling over 431 MW for its Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform. This technology introduces one of the largest unit capacities and rotor diameters in the onshore segment, significantly helping to make projects competitive while the country plans to discontinue its certificate system supporting wind power.

Siemens Gamesa notes the 5.X platform combines the best of the company’s engineering schools, producing a wind turbine built on proven solutions to reduce risks.

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