German power equipment manufacturer Siemens has won separate orders for construction, installation and commissioning of turbines at three onshore wind projects in Ireland and Scotland.
Under the terms of the agreements, Siemens is responsible for delivering 52 units of its D3 direct drive wind turbines in total for the projects.
Two of the schemes in Ireland include the Raheenleagh project in County Wicklow, at 70km south of Dublin, and phase one of Galway Wind Park, which is near the city of Galway.
The third project, Aikengall 2, is located south-east of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Once operational, the renewable projects will have the capacity to power almost 100,000 households.
Siemens has also signed long-term service contracts for the projects, where it will be responsible for five years of service at Galway phase one, ten years for Raheenleagh, and 20 for Aikengall 2.
Raheenleagh wind farm will have 11 installations of Siemens SWT-3.2-108 wind turbines. Coillte and ESB are the developers for the 35MW project, which is expected to operational from late 2016.
Siemens has scheduled the turbine installation to start next May.
For the Community Windpower’s Aikengall 2 wind farm project, the company is expected to deliver and install 19 of its SWT-3.2-113 turbines in early 2016.
The firm will install 22 of its SWT-3.0-101 direct drive wind turbines at SSE’s 64MW Galway Wind Park phase one, which has been scheduled for commissioning in early 2017.
Image: View of a Siemens wind turbine for renewable energy. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.