Spanish wind turbine-maker Siemens Gamesa has secured an order from Eurowind Energy to supply turbines for the 77MW Thorup-Sletten wind farm in Denmark.
For the Thorup-Sletten wind farm, Siemens Gamesa has agreed to supply 18 turbines, which will generate enough clean electricity to sufficiently power nearly 65,000 Danish households annually. The wind farm will be located west of the Aggersund bridge in northwestern Jutland.
Turbine installation will begin this October. Under a long-term service program for Eurowind, Siemens Gamesa will also provide service and maintenance of the wind farm for 20 years.
Eurowind Energy CEO Jens Rasmussen said: “We are proud of being the developer behind the largest onshore project in Denmark. This is yet another proof that onshore wind should continue to be an important part of the energy mix to keep Denmark at the forefront when it comes to wind energy.
“We have chosen Siemens Gamesa because we looked around in the market to find a turbine that is both a great match for these very windy conditions and can deliver high product quality and a highly competitive price. The upgrade of the turbine from 3.6 to 4.3 MW together with the 130 meters rotor was important to get the lowest cost per KWh produced.”
Siemens Gamesa stated that the order was received in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019.
Siemens Gamesa North Europe and Middle East onshore business unit CEO Steven Pryor said: “Of course it means a lot to us to win this bid from Eurowind and to be able to continue driving the transformation to renewables in Denmark. We are constantly working to offer innovation, technology and solutions tailored to the needs of the individual customer.”
Few days ago, the company secured a full-scope contract to offer services to two Polish wind farms, with a combined capacity of 58MW, for turbines supplied by other manufacturers, for the next 23 years.
Polish energy services company Polenergia selected Siemens Gamesa to provide the services for its two wind farms the 34MW Lukaszow and 24MW Modlikowice wind farms in western Poland.