Siemens onshore Scotland

German technology giant Siemens has won three orders for onshore wind power projects in Scotland, totalling 126MW of renewable energy.

The Scottish projects under consideration include the Dersalloch wind farm in the South Ayrshire region, the Ewe Hill project, which is situated at a 15km distance from Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway, and another wind development in North Ayrshire.

Following delivery of the turbines, Siemens will also be offering long-term service and maintenance for the projects.

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Onshore CEO Thomas Richterich said: "With their combined rating of 126MW, these three projects will provide reliable, clean energy for the region, equivalent to the demand of both Scotland’s Orkney and Shetland Islands."

For the Dersalloch project, the firm will be responsible for the construction, installation and commissioning of 23 units of its D3 direct drive wind turbines for a combined capacity of 69MW.

While turbine installations have been scheduled to start in spring 2016, official handover of the site to developer ScottishPower Renewables is expected to be completed in autumn 2016.

For the second order, Siemens will be delivering a total of 22 wind turbines, having a potential capacity of up to 51MW.

"With their combined rating of 126MW, these three projects will provide reliable, clean energy for the region."

While six of its SWT-2.3-93 wind turbine models will be supplied for Ewe Hill Phase I, the second phase of the same project will have 16 similar wind turbine type installations.

Siemens is expected to conduct installation of the turbines for the first phase of the project in spring 2016, while the Phase II installations have been scheduled for autumn 2016.

The third order is for Millour Hill Community Wind farm, under which the German firm is to deliver two SWT-3.2-101 turbines for a wind project in North Ayrshire.

The project already has six installations of Siemens’ 3.0MW wind turbines, which were introduced as a product premiere for the firm’s D3-product platform in the UK market.

Image: Siemens will also be offering long term service and maintenance for the three onshore wind projects. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.