Sweden – European Energy has ordered Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform under two contracts totaling 86 MW in Sweden.
The contracts will see Siemens Gamesa provide turbines at two different sites to be installed in 2022. At the site of Grevekulla near Eksjö six SG 5.8-170 turbines will be installed, and at the site of Skåramåla near Växjö a further eight of these turbines, with one of the largest rotors in the industry at 170 meters, will be erected. The turbines will have a flexible rating with most at these sites operating at 6.2 MW. The nacelles will sit on 115-meter towers at both sites, giving them a tip height of 200 meters.
Swedish orders uptake
Sweden has recorded the fastest uptake of the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform providing one of the most competitive Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) in the sector, with over 1 GW of sales. Globally the platform has now registered around 2.5 GW of sales, with particular interest in the Nordics, but also in Brazil, the UK and Germany.
Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform
Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform encompasses two turbine models, the SG 5.8-155 and the SG 5.8-170. The platform introduced the largest unit capacity in the Siemens Gamesa onshore portfolio, 5.8 MW rated capacity, and the largest rotor diameters, 155 and 170 meters. These wind turbines integrate the hallmarks of Siemens Gamesa technology, such as a doubly-fed generator, partial converter and a compact drive train designed with a three-stage gearbox.