Siemens turbine for Clyde extension

German manufacturer Siemens has received an order to deliver wind turbines with a 172.8MW capacity for the extension of Clyde wind farm in Scotland.

UK-based power generator SSE is the developer for the project, which is located east of Abington in South Lanarkshire.

Siemens will deliver 54 of its SWT-3.2-101 wind turbines to Clyde farm to add to the 152 currently in operation, generating 350MW of clean energy.

Construction works for the extension project started in July and are expected to finish in June 2017.

"Our direct drive units improve performance, reliability and maintainability."

Siemens is expected to start delivery and installation of the wind turbines in June 2016.

In addition to supplying generators, the firm will be responsible for providing long-term servicing at the wind farm.

The existing 2.3MW turbines were also manufactured by Siemens, and were commissioned in 2011 and 2012.

Balfour Beatty is the principal contractor for the extension project, which was approved by the Scottish Government last July.

Siemens’ wind power and renewables division onshore CEO Thomas Richterich said: "We are very pleased to continue the long and successful relationship with our customer SSE in an important project like the Clyde extension.

"Our direct drive units improve performance, reliability and maintainability. We see this innovation in our products as a stable basis for further collaboration with experienced customers like SSE."

Image: Siemens will install 54 SWT-3.2-101 wind turbines at Clyde wind farm in Scotland. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.