Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has agreed its first contract with the State Power Investment Corporate (SPIC) of China to supply six SG 3.4-132 wind turbines with a flexible power rating of 3.65 megawatts (MW) for a wind farm project located in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in China, SGRE announced on Thursday.
The order also marks the first introduction of Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform model to China, with commissioning expected in August 2019.
The project, located in Holingola, Tongliao city, is designed as a continuation of a circular economy pilot project with generated electricity to be self-used by a SPIC-owned electrolytic aluminum plant.
"Siemens Gamesa will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the turbines for five years, and 6-20 years warranty for major components," the company stated.
Richard Paul Luijendijk, CEO of SGRE Onshore for Asia Pacific markets said that based on the global scale and size, business diversification and technological leadership, "SGRE is better positioned than before to support our customers to harness the power of wind in the world’s largest wind energy market here and beyond."
SGRE’s history and presence in China can be dated back 30 years where the company installed close to 5.2 gigawatts of capacity.
By Gulsen Cagatay