The company will install and commission six units of the latest type SWT-3.3-130 for the WPD Windpark Damme GmbH & Co. KG. Siemens will provide another seven units of its SWT-3.0- 113 to a wind project in Karlum, in the northern part of Schleswig-Holstein.
The deals include a long-term service agreement for 15 and 20 years respectively.
“With the new generation of gear-less wind turbines we have now expanded our portfolio to offer competitive solutions for inland low-wind sites,” said Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore at Siemens. “This will enhance the popularity of our turbines in the middle and the south of Germany.”
WPD Windpark had positive experiences with Siemens’ wind turbines that were commissioned in 2016. Everything went according to plan, and these turbines were connected to the grid by the end of last year.
The six new turbines are intended to repower an older project situated at Borringhauser Moor. The SWT-3.3-130 types will be installed in autumn 2017 at a hub-height of 135 meters. In the framework of a full service contract, Siemens will care for smooth operation over a period of 15 years.
The citizens’ wind park, known as Bürgerwindpark Brebek GmbH & Co KG, is also building on the success of a previous project with Siemens. The community wind farm association, which will operate the project now consists of more than 280 citizens of the three municipalities in the region.
Siemens will install the turbines on steel towers, at a hub height of 115 meters, in the spring of 2017. After commissioning in the summer, Siemens Wind Power will also be responsible for service and maintenance over a period of 20 years.
Similar to the predecessor Brebek wind farm, the new Karlum project uses the electromagnetic compatibility of the direct-drive turbines to fulfill site-specific constraints to protect a neighboring military radio station.
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