Siemens has secured five orders to supply 23 direct-drive wind turbines in Germany.
Two of the farms are located in the northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein, while the other three are to be erected in Lower Saxony. Comprising between one and eight gearless units each, the project installations are expected to be completed by next year.
Siemens' onshore windpower and renewables division CEO Thomas Richterich said: "Our exceedingly economical gearless wind turbines are best-sellers in windy northern Germany, as these five new projects in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein underscore once again.
"With the larger rotor diameters in our newly expanded wind turbine portfolio, we are set to continue the success story of our highly efficient technology at onshore sites as well."
Siemens model SWT-3.3-130 wind turbine will be installed in Schleswig-Holstein by the end of this year in the municipality of Südermarsch near the town of Husum. Installed for Südermarsch Wind company, the unit will have an 85m hub height on a steel tower and a rotor diameter of 130m. It is designed to operate in moderate wind speeds and deliver a rated electrical generating capacity of 3.3MW.
Six wind turbines will be installed at the Damme windfarm project in Lower Saxony. Siemens will install these units on the steel tube towers with a hub height of 135m.
Both the projects are expected to go on line by the end of this year.
In addition to these projects, Siemens is installing five SWT-3.0-113 wind turbines on steel towers at the Beedenbostel windfarm near the town of Celle in Lower Saxony, which will have a hub height of 115m.
Siemens will replace five older turbines at the farm, which is operated by Dean Group. With 3MW-class units and rotors measuring 113m in diameter, the five new wind turbines will be in operation by next year.
The German wind turbine company will also deliver eight more turbines of the same model to its customer’s innoVent and Jade Concept for the Bollenhagen windfarm in the Wesermarsch marshlands near the city of Oldenburg.
Image: Siemens secures contract for five onshore projects in Germany. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.