Siemens Gamesa Bags 85 MW Wind Turbine Order from Spain
Siemens Gamesa has signed two new contracts that will strengthen its leadership in Spain, where it currently has nearly 15 GW installed, 53% of the country's total capacity. Specifically, a contract with Grupo Jorge to supply seven SG 5.0-145 wind turbines for a wind farm in Herrera de los Navarros (Zaragoza) and another contract, with a different customer, to supply ten turbines of the same model, also in the province of Zaragoza. The two contracts total 17 turbines and a capacity of 85 MW.
The Herrera de los Navarros wind farm is scheduled to come into operation in the second half of 2022 and the contract includes the maintenance of the turbines for a period of 15 years. The other wind farm will start operations in the first half of 2022 and includes maintenance of the wind turbines for 20 years.
The 17 nacelles that make up the two contracts will be assembled at Siemens Gamesa's plant in Ágreda (Soria), the gearboxes will be produced at the plants in Asteasu (Guipúzcoa), Lerma (Burgos) and the city of Burgos, and the electrical components will be produced at the factories in Reinosa (Cantabria), San Fernando de Henares (Madrid) and Benisanó (Valencia). Siemens Gamesa has nine plants in Spain employing 1,200 people, and more than 4,500 employees in total in the country.
The sum of the two wind farms will provide the area with enough clean energy to power nearly 70,000 homes, one fifth of the province of Zaragoza, and will prevent the annual emission of 224,000 tons of CO2, equivalent to the emissions of around 130,000 vehicles. To achieve these CO2 savings, it would be necessary to plant more than three million trees.