Siemens Gamesa secures contract for five onshore projects in France

19 March 2018 (Last Updated March 19th, 2018 11:02)

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured orders to supply 39 onshore wind turbines for five projects in France.

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured orders to supply 39 onshore wind turbines for five projects in France.

With an aggregate capacity of 104MW, the wind turbines will be installed in various regions across the country, including Hauts de France, Grand Est, Burgundy and Western France.

SGRE South Europe and Africa onshore business CEO Enrique Pedrosa said: “These orders demonstrate Siemens Gamesa’s ability to respond to its customers’ constraints and its capability to deliver tailor-made projects taking into account the wide variety of site characteristics and product demand.

“Siemens Gamesa wants to become a strong contributor to the energy model transition underway in France through the excellence, quality, and guarantees offered by its products and services.”

“These orders demonstrate Siemens Gamesa’s ability to respond to its customers’ constraints.”

According to the order, SGRE will be responsible to supply, transport and install 11 SWT-3.2-113 turbines (35.2MW) at Innovent’s Eplessier project in Hauts de France, and the turbines will be delivered by the third quarter this year.

In a separate deal, the wind turbine manufacturer will be responsible for delivering another 11 SWT-3.2-113 turbines for Engie Green’s Les Monts projects in the Grand Est region.

SGRE has also secured an order to supply eight SG 2.1-114 turbines for a 16MW project in Burgundy and four G97-2.0 MW turbines for an 8MW project in Western France.

The company has also agreed to deliver five G97-2.0 MW turbines to an undisclosed customer for a 10MW wind farm located in Western France.

All the contracts signed by Siemens Gamesa in France include servicing agreements for the next 15 to 20 years.

SGRE has also signed an agreement with Irish renewable energy company NTR to extend the service and maintenance contract for the Ardoch and Over Enoch wind farms until 2034.