Siemens Gamesa has received an order from Russia’s independent power producer Enel Russia for the supply of wind turbines for 201MW wind farm.
Under the contract, the company will supply, install and commission 57 Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform turbines at the Kola wind farm.
This is the second order Siemens Gamesa has received from Enel Russia. The first order was awarded for the 90MW Azovskaya project, which was announced by Siemens Gamesa in early October 2018.
The Kola wind farm located in Murmansk region, Russia is expected to be commissioned by 2021. The contract includes full scale operation & maintenance (O&M) services for the first two years with an option to extend.
Kola wind farm order is part of the preliminary agreement for the supply of 291 MW to two wind farms in Russia, which was signed in 2017.
Russia aims to increase the local renewable energy resources up to 3.3GW of wind installed capacity by 2024 and to ramp up a local wind energy industry. Siemens Gamesa is expected to contribute to Russia’s targets by delivering its wind turbines.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Onshore North Europe & Middle East region CEO Steven Pryor said: “We are proud to announce this second big contract in Russia and to continue the successful co-operation with Enel.
“Siemens Gamesa is well under way to establishing a strong position in the growing Russian renewables market. We have introduced modern technology and we have taken important steps to ensure local content requirements.”
Recently, SGRE has received an order from Seamade to supply turbines for SeaMade offshore wind project, located off the coast of Belgium.
For this project, Siemens Gamesa is expected to supply 58 of its SG 8.0-167 DD8MW direct drive offshore wind turbines.
The SeaMade offshore wind project includes two wind farms Mermaid and Seastar with 235MW and 252MW capacities, respectively.
The Seastar project would be located 40km off the country’s coast where the turbines will be installed on monopile foundations, into water depths of up to 38m.
The Mermaid project will be located 54km off the coast where the turbines will be installed on monopile foundations, which could reach up to 40m depth.