Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) announced that it has signed a contract to supply and commission 43, SG 4.5-145 wind turbines, with flexible rating up to 4.8 MW, for a wind project in Canada with an undisclosed customer. The order is for a nominal capacity of 194 MW.
The SG 4.5-145 will be the one of the most powerful turbines, according to SGRE, with the largest rotor size to date in Canada. The 71-meter blades integrate aerodynamics and noise reduction features, including Siemens Gamesa DinoTails Next Generation technology. This is to guarantee a high production of energy and reduced noise emission levels.
“We’re proud that our partners chose Siemens Gamesa and our SG 4.5-145 turbine for this project,” said David Hickey, head of the Siemens Gamesa business in Canada. “The new SG 4.5-145 turbine will provide extremely cost competitive and clean energy to the consumers and communities of Canada.”
Canada is currently ranked 8th in the world for total onshore installed wind capacity with 12.8 GW, as of December 2018, with a 20% annual growth rate for the last ten years.
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