Siemens received an order from France for the supply, installation and commissioning of a total of 24 direct-drive wind turbines for four French wind projects, located in the Nord Pas-de-Calais and Picardie regions in northern France.
The investors for this, each with 50 Percent, are Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE) and the French renewable energy company EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN).
The model SWT-3.0-101 wind turbines ordered for these projects each have a capacity of 3 megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 101 meters. This marks the first order for Siemens from France for gearless wind turbines. Erection and commissioning are scheduled for 2014. Siemens is also responsible for maintenance of the wind turbines over a period of fifteen years.