Siemens has been awarded an order for a wind power plant with a combined capacity of 144 megawatts (MW) from Sweden.
The customer of the project Sidensjö is Nordisk Vindkraft, Göteborg. Nordisk Vindkraft will realize this project on behalf of Stadtwerke München. S
iemens will supply 48 direct drive wind turbines with an output of 3 MW each and a rotor diameter of 113 meters. The scope of supply also encompasses servicing of the wind turbines for a period of 15 years. After commissioning, which is scheduled for spring 2015, Sidensjö will be one of the largest wind farms in Sweden and will supply power sufficient to power 160,000 Munich households with clean energy.
The Sidensjö wind farm is located six kilometers west of the city of Sidensjö in the region of Västernorrland, approximately 500 kilometers north of Stockholm. To date, Siemens has installed more than 420 wind turbines with a capacity of 1,000 MW in Sweden. In the fall of 2012, the company received orders to supply a total of 123 wind turbines for the wind farms Ögonfägnaden and Björkhöjden with an overall output of 369 MW.
In just the past three years, the installed capacity of wind power in Sweden increased by 240 percent to 3,475 MW and energy from wind power in the country is continuing to grow in importance: By 2020 wind power production in Sweden is projected to increase from 7.1 terawatt-hours (TWh) to 15 to 20 TWh.
Wind Power is part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2012, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about €33 billion, making Siemens one of the world’s largest suppliers of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 330 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.