Coal, Gas, Wind

Siemens secures orders for 27 wind power systems

27 October 2005 – Siemens Power Generation (PG) has received two orders for the supply of a total of 27 turbines for wind power systems in Germany and Greece. The Smøla II wind farm in Norway has been completed 16 weeks ahead of schedule.

Four wind farms with a total of 13 wind turbines will be located in the Western part of Germany near the border to Luxembourg. Purchaser is the Pinneberg-based company enXco GmbH, a development company in Germany. enXco is a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles – a group member of EDF – with worldwide activities specializing in development, operation and ownership of wind farms.

The scope of the order encompasses two 1.3 MW, four 2.3 MW and seven 2.3 MW Mk II turbines, as well as a two-year warranty and service agreement. Delivery of the turbines will commence in November 2005 and be completed by the end of this year.

Two new wind farms named Modi II and Kalogiris will be built on the island of Crete in Greece. Siemens PG will equip these facilities with a total of 14 wind turbines. The company will supply eight 600 kW turbines for the Modi II wind farm and six turbines of the same rating for the Kalogiris facility. Purchaser is the Rokas Group, a market leader in renewable energy in Greece. Siemens PG has already successfully executed earlier wind projects for this customer. On completion of the new project the company will have supplied a total of 264 wind turbines to Rokas.

The Smøla II wind farm in Norway went on line 16 weeks ahead of schedule. Siemens PG erected the system as a turnkey project and supplied forty-eight 2.3 MW wind turbines. This order also included construction of the foundations and a 19 km-long road. Purchaser is the Norwegian utility Statkraft, which operates three large wind farms in Norway, namely Smøla I, Smøla II and Hitra. Hitra was also erected by Siemens Wind Power and recently receive the “Project of the Year 2005” award in Norway.