Siemens Energy secures 126MW wind turbine contract from Irish utility Bord na Móna
Siemens Energy has secured a contract from an integrated Irish utility Bord na Móna to deliver 42 direct-drive wind turbines with a 126MW installed capacity for two of its onshore wind farms in the country.
The company will deliver 28 SWT-3.0-101 direct-drive wind turbines for the Mount Lucas wind farm in Offaly County besides 14 of them to be employed at the Bruckana farm.
Scope of the contract also includes supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines besides servicing them for a 15-year period.
Commenting on the contract Siemens Energy wind power division CEO Felix Ferlemann remarked that it was the first direct-drive wind turbines order for the company from Ireland.
"Globally, we have already sold more than 800 wind turbines of this type for on- and offshore wind power plants.
"With this innovative technology we contribute to the development of a sustainable energy supply in Ireland," added Ferlemann.
Each of the turbines to be delivered has a 3MW capacity with a 101-diameter rotor; the combined output of the two farms will suffice the energy requirements of 80,000 Irish households.
The farms are expected to be operational by the middle of 2014 and will add to the existing 2,000MW per day installed onshore wind capacity in Ireland.