Siemens Gamesa has secured a full-scope contract to provide services to two Polish wind farms. with a combined capacity of 58MW, for turbines supplied by other manufacturers, for the next 23 years.
Siemens Gamesa was selected by Polish energy services company Polenergia to service two of its wind farms including the 34MW Lukaszow and 24MW Modlikowice wind farms in western Poland.
The contract includes full-scope service including availability and component warranty for 29 of Vestas V90 wind turbines.
Servicing for these two wind farms has been provided by another company for the last seven years. The new contract with Siemens Gamesa will cover the operations and maintenance for the next 23 years.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Service Northern Europe and Middle East regional CEO Grant Walker said: “This contract showcases our strong competitive situation in the service and maintenance of wind turbines across all types and technologies. We are expanding our multi-brand services globally, and this contract in Poland with Polenergia is our first major milestone in Northern Europe.”
SGRE’s service business maintains nearly 56,700MW of onshore and offshore wind farms in 62 countries. In Poland, Siemens Gamesa has currently over 500 wind turbines in operation with a combined capacity of more than 1GW. Present in the Polish market since 2003, the company employs around 100 people.
Few days ago, the company introduced the 5.8MW onshore platform with two turbines models including the SG 5.8-155 and the SG 5.8-170. Claimed to be the largest unit capacity for onshore portfolio, the turbine has 155m and 170m of rotors, to achieve maximum performance in high-, medium- and low-wind conditions.
The SG 5.8-155 claims to have expanded the swept area by 14% compared to its SG 4.5-145 and is claimed to increase annual energy production (AEP) by more than 20%. The SG 5.8-170 claims to increase swept area by 37% and has more than 32% increase in AEP.
The company aims to install the first prototype of SG 5.8-155, in the middle of next year and production is scheduled for the fourth quarter of next year. The first prototype of SG 5.8-170 is expected to be installed in the third quarter of next year and production will begin in the first quarter of 2021.