Siemens Gamesa Bags 465 MW Onshore Wind Turbine Deal in Brazil
Siemens Gamesa has signed a record order for its sector leading Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform in a 465 MW deal with leader in alternative asset
Siemens Gamesa has signed a record order for its sector leading Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform in a 465 MW deal with leader in alternative asset management in Latin America, Patria Investments, to supply the São Vitor wind farm in the northeast of the country. The wind farm will be equipped with 75 Siemens Gamesa 5.8-170 turbines with OptimaFlex technology, operating at 6.2 MW. The wind farm, in the state of Bahia, is forecasted to be in operation by the end of 2022. Essentia Energia will provide the energy produced at the site to a major electricity provider in the country through a Power Purchase Agreement.
Combined with a contract for the 312 MW Tucano wind farm in the state of Bahia, Siemens Gamesa has now registered 777 MW of orders for its 5.X platform in Brazil. Globally, the company has now registered over 1.5 GW of orders for this sector game-changing turbine offering one of the most competitive Levelized Cost of Energy on the market through its power rating and rotor size.
Siemens Gamesa will locally produce this new turbine at its plant in Camacari in the state of Bahia, in turn boosting the local economy and increasing the competitiveness of the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform. The order also includes a service and maintenance agreement.