Siemens has secured a contract to supply 50 turbines for the 160MW Tellenes onshore wind farm in Norway, which is being developed by Zephyr and Norsk Vind Energi.


The SWT 3.2MW 113 turbines, which have a rotor diameter of 113m, will be installed in Rogaland south of Stavanger.

Construction work is due to begin in July 2016 and the wind farm is expected to be operational by late 2017.

After completion, the project is expected to produce enough electricity to power at least 30,000 homes in Norway.

Google has agreed to purchase the energy generated from the wind farm to power its data centres across Europe.

Siemens will operate and service the wind turbines under a long-term agreement.

Services provided by Siemens will include remote diagnostic services, predictive maintenance planning by finding possible issues before they affect operations.

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division Onshore CEO Thomas Richterich said: "Technology companies such as Google are increasingly covering their rising energy demands with clean wind power.

"We are proud to be part of this development with our direct drive technology. Tellenes will also be one of the largest onshore wind projects in Norway."

Image: Siemens to supply and install wind turbines in Norway. Photo: Courtesy of 2nix/