Located in Scurry County, Texas, the Coyote wind project will feature 48, SG 4.5-145 and 11 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines and is expected to complete construction in the summer of 2020. The New Mexico Oso Grande wind project will also use 48, SG 4.5-145 and 13 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines. About 43 miles southeast of Roswell, the commissioning of the wind farm is scheduled for the last quarter of 2020.
The deals further confirm the commercial success of the SG 4.5-145 and feature a service and maintenance agreement for Siemens Gamesa’s premium maintenance program, offering the best in scale and flexibility to maximize energy asset returns.
“This new generation turbine offers best-in-class LCoE based on proven technology and evidences our commitment to continued innovation,” said José Antonio Miranda, CEO of Onshore Americas at SGRE.
The SG 4.5-145 offers a flexible power rating from 4.2 to 4.8 MW, depending on site conditions, and has a rotor diameter of 145 meters. The 71-m blade integrates aerodynamics and noise reduction features — including Siemens Gamesa DinoTails Next Generation technology — to guarantee a high production of energy and reduced noise emission levels. This turbine model is optimized for medium wind onshore locations to maximize energy production.
“The evolution of our partnership with Siemens Gamesa to include this new technology is a significant milestone for both companies as it contributes to our long-standing efforts to reduce LCoE,” said Art Del Rio, VP of Wind Technology Strategy at EDF Renewables. “This new SG 4.5-145 turbine is the ideal fit for the Coyote and Oso Grande projects, helping EDF Renewables achieve the value necessary to build a competitive project.”
In total, Siemens Gamesa has provided turbines with an output capacity of more than 19 GW in the U.S. and has a strong U.S. footprint consisting of manufacturing, service and offices.