Siemens was recently awarded an order for the delivery, installation, and commissioning of 12 direct-drive wind turbines for Les Gourlous wind farm in France. The SWT-3.2-113 turbines will have a total capacity of 38.4 MW and will supply about 35,000 households with clean energy.
Siemens will be providing long-term service for the new wind farm in the Champagne-Ardennes region in France, with a 20-year service and maintenance agreement. The new project is scheduled for commissioning in November 2016.
The company will collaborate with local suppliers for the construction work on site. The owner of the project is Austrian W.E.B. Windenergie AG, which operates wind farms in Europe and North America. W.E.B. Windergie AG is expanding its portfolio with Les Gourlous project, the largest wind farm in their 20-year history.
“We are very pleased to have found a new partner in Siemens to bring this flagship to fruition,” shared Michael Trcka, CFO of W.E.B. Windenergie AG.
Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore at Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, added: “This is an important order for us since France is an emerging wind market and we are going to underline the advantages of our solutions at the most important wind energy trade show, EWEA 2015, which opens this week in Paris.“
EWEA 2015 takes place from November 17 to 20 in Paris. At the event, Siemens will present new products related to wind energy plants, grid connections, and operations and services.
During the past 12 months Siemens has already installed 127 MW of wind capacity in France.