German company Siemens Wind Power has secured a new order from Belgian electricity company EDF Luminus for the delivery of turbines for projects in Belgium.
The Sibelco, Katoen Natie, and Loghidden City windpower facilities will have a combined power generation capacity of 28.8MW. Under the terms of the deal, Siemens Wind Power will be responsible for the supply and installation of nine 3.2MW turbine units of the D3 product platform, which has a rotor diameter of 113m.
Siemens Wind Power's onshore chief executive officer Thomas Richterich said: “The new contract with EDF Luminus is an important achievement for us."
The current wind energy order between Siemens and EDF Luminus is largely owned by EDF, with a majority stake of 63.5%, and includes a service and maintenance agreement for a period of 15 years.
The 19.2MW Katoen Natie windfarm is located in the port of Antwerp on the territory of Beveren municipality, while the 9.6MW Sibelco farm is located in the municipalities of Dessel and Mol.
Nacelles for the Katoen Natie project will be installed on towers with a hub height of 127.5m, while the Sibelco facility will have its nacelles mounted on towers with a hub height of 99.5m.
In October this year, Siemens Wind Power is expected to commence turbine installation for the two power projects.
Image: EDF Luminus has ordered nine wind turbines of Siemens’ SWT-3.2-113 type for two wind power projects in Belgium. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.