Siemens Gamesa has signed a wind power supply agreement with Ørsted for the 298-MW Haystack wind farm in Nebraska.
The Haystack project includes the supply of 51 SG 5.0-145 wind turbines and 18 safe harbor turbines. The first deliveries are expected to begin in the summer of 2021 with commissioning expected in fourth quarter 2021.
The order also includes a 30-year full-scope service and maintenance agreement covering primary activities related to the service and maintenance of the units
“Ørsted is a key partner in our offshore business and we are excited to expand that partnership into onshore wind power. The Haystack project will provide clean energy to nearly 85,000 average U.S. homes. We achieved an important milestone over the summer with the Coastal Virginia Offshore Pilot Project and we are thrilled to add Haystack to our list of firsts.”Shannon Sturgil, CEO of onshore North America at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
The SG 5.0-145 wind turbine from Siemens Gamesa, to be used at the Haystack project, has proven to be a very successful product in the U.S.
Thanks to its OptimaFlex technology, the wind turbine also features a flexible power rating ranging between 4.0 and 5.0 MW, thereby providing a tailored solution that fits the specific conditions of each site.
The turbine features a modular design for increased mechanical capacity and optimal adaptation to logistics and construction requirements, providing greater efficiency and lower levelized cost of energy (LCoE).