SGRE wins 60-turbine contract for 5.X platform in Sweden

12 October 2020 (Last Updated October 12th, 2020 17:09)

Spanish turbine maker Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured the largest contract for its 5.X wind turbine platform in Sweden.

SGRE wins 60-turbine contract for 5.X platform in Sweden
SGRE will supply 60 turbines, bringing its order book to more than 1GW. Credit: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

Spanish turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured its largest contract for its 5.X wind turbines in Sweden.

The company will supply 60 units of its SG 5.8-170 wind turbines for the 372MW Björnberget onshore wind farm, in Ånge, central Sweden. Asset management firm Prime Capital and independent power producer Enlight own the wind farm.

A Siemens Gamesa spokesperson said Björnberget wind farm will become one of the largest projects in Europe, with construction works expected to begin this year.

Prime Capital Infrastructure head Dr Mathias Bimberg said: “The partnership with Siemens Gamesa, access to their latest technology and our focus on optimizing layouts for maximum production and minimal construction costs, will enable us to realize this project at a very competitive levelized cost of energy, and hence attractive risk adjusted returns for our investors.”

SGRE has also signed a 15-year service agreement for the wind turbines, and will install them in 2022. The company stated that this order pushed total 5.X platform order to more than 1GW capacity, in 18 months since its launch.

The 60 wind turbines will operate at 6.2MW using OptimaFlex technology. The company claims the 5.X turbine has the largest rotor in onshore generation, and can offer highest annual energy production for the lowest cost of energy.

Upon completion of the project, the wind farm will power approximately 300,000 European households.

Siemens Gamesa CEO Andreas Nauen said: “I am delighted to see our partnership with Prime Capital strengthened as well as welcoming Enlight as a new customer.

“This deal shows the trust that both long-standing, as well as new customers, have in the Siemens Gamesa 5.X technology, which is leading the Nordics market thanks to its unmatched reliability and competitiveness.”