Siemens Gamesa to Supply 30 Turbines to Elawan Energy in Spain
Siemens Gamesa has signed one of its largest contracts in Spain in terms of capacity. It is a 150 MW agreement with Elawan Energy to supply 30 SG 5.0-
Siemens Gamesa has signed one of its largest contracts in Spain in terms of capacity. It is a 150 MW agreement with Elawan Energy to supply 30 SG 5.0-145 model turbines, one of the company's most powerful onshore wind turbines, which is increasingly gaining ground in the country, and is especially suitable for sites with medium level winds. The wind complex, formed by three wind farms in the same area – Fuente Álamo, Frontones and Derramador, with 50 MW each - is located in central Spain, in the province of Albacete, and is scheduled to be commissioned in mid-2022. The contract with Elawan also includes a long-term service agreement for a period of 20 years.
The 150 MW of clean energy that the complex will produce will provide electricity to more than 110,000 households, almost the entire province of Albacete. In addition, its size will help to avoid the emission of nearly 400,000 tonnes of CO2 a year, the equivalent to the emissions of more than 200,000 vehicles. To achieve this CO2 saving, just over six million trees would need to be planted.
Siemens Gamesa currently has around 15 GW installed across Spain, representing 53% of the total installed capacity in the country, which, according to the latest available data from the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE), reached 27.5 GW in 2020. Wind power has become the technology with the largest installed capacity in the country for the first time.
The company will also strengthen its position in Castilla La Mancha, a region where it has been present since 1999 and where it currently has 2,292 MW installed and connected to the grid, 59% of the total installed capacity in the region. To this capacity must be added the 150 MW signed with Elawan.
The 30 nacelles 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 4,500 employees in total in the country.