Siemens Gamesa wins supply contract for wind projects in US

2 September 2020 (Last Updated September 2nd, 2020 17:05)

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has won supply contracts for two new onshore wind turbine projects in Texas, US.

Siemens Gamesa wins supply contract for wind projects in US
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will supply 65 wind turbines for two project sites in the US. Credit: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

Spanish wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has won supply contracts for two new onshore wind turbine projects in Texas, US.

The order has a total capacity of 325MW, placed by an undisclosed buyer.

Under the contract, SGRE will supply 65 of its SG 5.0-145 wind turbines and maintain these under a multi-year service agreement.

The company intends to begin delivering the turbines next summer. The two sites are expected to be commissioned by the end of next year.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy North America onshore wind CEO Shannon Sturgil said: “An order of this size evidences the strong suitability and success of the SG 5.0-145 for the US market.

“We are proud to contribute enough low cost, clean energy for nearly 100,000 average U.S. households to Texas, a leading state in wind energy.”

With the latest contract, SGRE’s total installed capacity has reached nearly 6GW across Texas.

A SGRE spokesperson said it has installed 22GW capacity across 34 states in the US, sufficient to power more than 6.5 million average homes in the country.

In May this year, SGRE won a contract to supply its SG 14-222 direct drive offshore wind turbine for the 2.64GW Coast Virginia Offshore Wind commercial project.

In another development, Enel Green Power announced the start of operations at the second phase of its 245MW Roadrunner solar plant in Upton County, Texas.

With an overall capacity of 497MW, Roadrunner solar plant claims to be the largest operational solar farm in Texas as well as Enel Green Power’s largest in the US.