Siemens wins service extension contract for UK wind project

26 March 2015 (Last Updated March 26th, 2015 18:30)

German engineering firm Siemens has signed a long-term agreement to offer its services and maintenance for the RWE's Rhyl Flats Wind Farm, which is located off the coast of North Wales in the UK.

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German engineering firm Siemens has signed a long-term agreement to offer its services and maintenance for the RWE’s Rhyl Flats Wind Farm, which is located off the coast of North Wales in the UK.

The agreement for 15 years is an expansion of a previous service and maintenance deal with Siemens which started when the facility was commissioned in 2009.

The offshore project is equipped with 25 SWT-3.6-107 turbines and has a maximum installed capacity of 90MW.

Rhyl Flats Wind Farm has the capacity to generate enough power annually to meet the energy demands of around 61,000 average households in the region.

"The offshore project is equipped with 25 SWT-3.6-107 turbines and has a maximum installed capacity of 90MW."

The firm claims to offer innovative concepts and safety logistics for the wind facility, which is likely to boost its efficiency and reliability.

Siemens will also offer remote monitoring and diagnostics, along with expert service personnel for the facility to ensure its optimum performance.

Siemens Power Generation Services, Wind Power and Renewables head Mark Albenze said: "This new long-term agreement further strengthens our position as the world’s leading service provider for offshore wind and underscores our ability to help our customers realise the full potential of their wind turbines throughout the units’ estimated lifecycle.

"The Rhyl Flats Wind Farm is one of 12 offshore wind projects Siemens is providing expert service and maintenance for in Great Britain and we are particularly proud that our services continue to make a growing contribution towards the implementation of an environmentally friendly, reliable power supply in the region."

The German company has a combined generation capacity of nearly 21GW. It offers service and maintenance for over 8,700 wind turbines worldwide.

Image: Siemens has been overseeing 25 of its SWT-3.6-107 turbines at Rhyl Flats wind farm since 2009. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.