Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a second wind power order in Russia from Enel Russia, one of the country’s independent power producers (IPP), for the supply of 201 MW of wind turbines. The scope of the agreement includes supply, installation and commissioning of 57 Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform wind turbines at the Kola wind farm, located in Murmansk region, Russia. The Kola wind farm is due to be commissioned in 2021. The wind power contract includes full scope O&M (operation & maintenance) services during the first two years with an option to extend.
This order is part of the preliminary agreement signed with Enel in 2017 for the supply of 291 MW to two wind farms in Russia. The first order, the Azovskaya project with 90 MW capacity, was announced by Siemens Gamesa in early October 2018.
With the delivery of its proven wind turbines, Siemens Gamesa will contribute to Russia’s targets to develop local renewable energy resources reaching 3.3 GW of wind installed capacity by 2024 and to ramp up a local wind energy industry.
“We are proud to announce this second big contract in Russia and to continue the successful cooperation with Enel”, says Steven Pryor, CEO Onshore North Europe & Middle East region at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “Siemens Gamesa is well under way to establishing a strong position in the growing Russian renewables market. We have introduced modern technology and we have taken important steps to ensure local content requirements.”