Siemens Energy has won a contract to provide seven Siemens SWT-3.0-113 direct-drive wind turbines for the Holzacker-Knorburg community wind power plant in Germany.

Community Wind Power

To be built between municipalities of Enge-Sande and Stadum in region of Schleswig-Holstein, the 21MW plant is claimed to be one of the most modern wind power plants in northern Germany.

Siemens is expected to begin delivery and installation of the wind turbines in early summer 2014. In addition, the company will also provide service and maintenance within the framework of a 20-year service agreement that includes an extended warranty on all major components.

The plant featuring turbines with a rotor diameter of 113m and a hub height of 92.5m will extract energy at high efficiency even at low and medium wind speeds.

Ralf Nissen Burger-Windpark Holzacker-Knorburg said, "We and our regional project planner ee-Nord GmbH are convinced that Siemens’ turbines are the right choice because their modern technology gives us the necessary reserves for our planning."

Siemens Wind Power CTO Henrik Stiesdal said, "We are especially pleased about the Holzacker-Knorburg project because it allows us to demonstrate the technical and economic benefits of our direct-drive wind turbines right here in northern Germany."

Image: The SWT-3.0-113 brings cutting edge direct drive technology to Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.