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Siemens to deliver turbines for 53MW onshore wind farm in Scotland

CTBR Staff Writer Published 08 January 2016

Siemens has been contracted to supply turbines for the Blackcraig Hill onshore wind power plant in Scotland.

Under the contract, Siemens will be supplying 23 units of SWT-2.3-93 onshore wind turbines for the 53MW facility in the Scottish council area Dumfries and Galloway.

Renewable energy infrastructure developer Blue Energy has partnered again with Siemens to work on the Blackcraig project, which is the second project for Blue Energy and Siemens after the 21MW Middlewick project on the Dengie peninsula three kilometers east of Southminster, completed in 2014.

Blue Energy has selected the SWT-2.3-93 onshore turbine of the Siemens G2 platform as it will provide high energy yields by harnessing strong and consistent winds from the Irish Sea.

Siemens wind power and renewables division onshore CEO Thomas Richterich said: "Wind energy makes a significant contribution not only to a clean energy supply in Scotland but also to the local economies.

"In this context we are glad to collaborate again with Blue Energy to make wind energy the most beneficial energy source for society."

The contract also includes a 20-year service agreement.

Expected to become operational in 2017, the wind farm will generate clean electricity that will be enough to power more than 35,000 households.

Siemens recently secured a contract from Yellowstone Electric to supply 14 power transformers for the Glen Canyon Dam power plant, part of the National Recreation Area in Page, Arizona.

These transformers contain environmentally friendly ester as an insulating fluid and coolant, Siemens said.