German wind power developer Ventotec has signed an agreement with Siemens for the supply of at least 200 direct-drive wind turbines.

Ventotec will deploy the turbines in various ongoing and future onshore projects being planned by the company across Germany.

The agreement will see Siemens delivering at least 35 turbines annually to enable Ventotec to build around 40 new wind farms over the next eight years.

The turbines will be supplied notably for projects in the German states of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Brandenburg and Thuringia.

Ventotec’s joint managing directors Helmer Stecker and Ralf Heinen said: “Siemens, with its state-of-the-art systems and equipment, is an ideal partner for us.

“As we are always looking to develop new projects, we need mature technology that can be supplied to our wind farms on an ongoing basis.

“This framework agreement allows us to implement our projects within short planning lead times, and gives us continuous access to optimally adapted wind turbines.”

Siemens will also service the turbines on behalf of Ventotec under a 20-year full-scope maintenance agreement.

Its direct-drive wind turbines provide rotor configurations and hub heights to cover a wide range of site conditions.

Besides, they can also be configured for special requirements, enabling to meet noise abatement regulations.

Siemens onshore wind power and renewables division CEO said: “As an experienced company with expertise that spans the entire spectrum from project design through licensing to construction and operation of wind farms, Ventotec is a key player in the German market.”