Siemens to supply wind turbines for 38 megawatt onshore project in France

Siemens will supply twelve direct drive wind turbines with rotor diameters of 113 meters and a rating of 3.2 megawatts to the project in France.

  • Siemens will deliver, install and commission 12 direct driven SWT-3.2-113 for the Les Gourlous wind farm in the Champagne-Ardennes region
  • Contract includes 20 year full service and maintenance agreement
  • Project will supply green energy for approximately 35,000 households

Siemens has been awarded an order for the delivery, installation and commissioning of 12 direct drive wind turbines at the Les Gourlous wind farm in France. The SWT-3.2-113 turbines for the wind farm in the Champagne-Ardennes region in France will have a total capacity of 38.4 megawatts (MW) and will supply approximately 35,000 households with green energy.

Siemens will be providing long-term service for the new project within a 20-year service and maintenance agreement. During the past 12 months Siemens has already installed 127 MW of wind capacity in France. The new project is scheduled for commissioning in November 2016.

The company will collaborate with local suppliers for the construction work on site. 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,” states Michael Trcka, CFO of W.E.B. Windenergie AG.

Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore at Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, emphasizes: “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.”

At the EWEA 2015 which takes place from November 17th to 20th in Paris, Siemens will present new products regarding wind energy plants, grid connections, operations and services. Siemens will be present at booth M01 pavilion 1, Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles.

For further information on Division Wind Power and Renewables, please see: www.siemens.com/wind

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide.

Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com

Reference Number: PR2015110087WPEN

Contact
Mr. Bernd Eilitz
Wind Power and Renewables Division
Siemens AG

Lindenplatz 2

20099 Hamburg

Germany

Tel: +49 (40) 2889-8842

bernd.eilitz​@siemens.com

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