Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a wind turbine supply contract for the 231MW Skaftåsen project in Sweden.

The SG 5.8-155 turbine was selected by Swedish project development firm Arise and infrastructure investment manager Foresight Group.

Arise CEO Daniel Johansson said: “We are very happy to introduce not only a significant new investor in the shape of leading independent infrastructure investment manager Foresight to the Swedish wind market but also cutting-edge new technology provided by Siemens Gamesa.

“To launch this new technology on the Nordic market together with Siemens Gamesa and Foresight represents a landmark event for us.

“This great project is founded on strong relationships and collaboration from start to finish, and we look forward to realising this exciting project together with these renowned partners.”

SGRE will supply 35 units of SG 5.8-155 wind turbines. The Skaftåsen project will be the first in the world to be equipped with SGRE’s wind turbines that have flexible power rating operating at 6.6MW.

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Additionally, SGRE has signed the full-service agreement to maintain the units for a period of 30 years. The company noted that it intends to install the wind turbines at the site during the second quarter of 2021.

Siemens Gamesa Onshore Business Unit CEO Alfonso Faubel said: “Our vision has been to create the most competitive onshore product for any site condition and requirements.

“We can increase the operating rating power or adapt the Siemens Gamesa 5.X to low-temperature conditions, and we have designed it with two rotor variants and carbon caps on blades.

“We are pushing the boundaries of onshore wind power with this platform, which offers the largest AEP in the onshore segment. And we are very pleased to partner up with pioneering companies such as Arise and Foresight who are willing to take wind power to the next level with us.”