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Siemens to deliver turbines to three onshore wind power projects in Ireland and Scotland

CTBR Staff Writer Published 28 July 2015

Siemens has won three contracts to install and commission 52 D3 direct drive turbines across three onshore wind farms in Ireland and Scotland.

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The company will install 11 SWT-3.2-108 turbines at the 35MW Raheenleagh wind farm in County Wicklow, 70km south of Dublin. The project is being developed by Ireland's Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and Coillte.

A further 22 SWT-3.0-101 units will be installed at the 64MW first phase of SSE's 169MW Galway Wind Park, which is a wind farm cluster in Cloosh Valley that features four wind farms.

After completion, Galway Wind Park will be the largest onshore wind project in Ireland.

Siemens will also install 19 SWT-3.2-113 turbines at Community Windpower's 60.8MW Aikengall 2 in Scotland.

Together the three wind projects are expected to generate enough energy for about 100,000 homes.

Siemens did not disclose the financial terms of the orders, which include long-term service contracts.

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division CEO for onshore Thomas Richterich said: "The different site-specific requirements of these projects underscore the strength of our D3 product platform.

"With our proven and diverse portfolio of technology we are able to offer the best choice for a wide range of onshore projects."


Image: The direct drive technology of the 52 Siemens wind turbines assures high reliability and maintainability. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.