Siemens Gamesa has introduced its next generation wind turbine in India, the SG 3.4-145.
The new wind turbine is specifically designed and optimized for the country’s wind conditions, and has a clear objective of delivering high reliability at the lowest possible Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE). The turbine is well positioned to meet the needs of the auction market and aims at further boosting wind power development in India.
“The Indian market is evolving fast and so adapting to the new market dynamics is key to our success and long-term competitiveness. The SG 3.4-145 – an incremental innovation, is a step forward in that direction. The long-term fundamentals of the wind industry remain strong and this new turbine means Siemens Gamesa is uniquely positioned to help our customers achieve their renewable energy goals,reinforce our leading position in the market and accelerate the cause for renewables.”Alfonso Faubel, Siemens Gamesa Onshore CEO.
The new wind turbine is an expansion of the Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform, of which the company has more than 3GW deployed globally, and will be assembled at its facilities in India beginning in early 2021.
Thanks to its modularity, the latest model has been updated to the Siemens Gamesa 4.X 145-meter rotor platform, increasing the swept area by 41 per cent and the AEP by 48 percent compared to the previous SG 2.2-122.
This rotor is already being produced in India, and the combination of established and proven technology has allowed Siemens Gamesa to push the market into the 3MW segment, with the most competitive and reliable solution for projects in India.
The SG 3.4-145 is 127.5 meters tall with a 200 meter blade-tip height which helps optimize wind potential at each location. In addition, the turbine is designed to adjust to the severe and changing weather conditions in India, assisted by an integrated monitoring and cooling system that ensures effective thermal conditioning and high-temperature output at sites.
“A decade of history speaks of our growth story in the country and we thank our customers, stakeholders, and the government for their immense support in helping us chart this successful journey. We aim to take this legacy further and serve the needs of the industry with the same commitment. The launch of the new SG 3.4-145 wind turbine is an important element in our strategy, and we are confident that it is entering the Indian market at the right time to bring enhanced value for our customers in this competitive environment. With a robust product in hand and a dedicated team in place, we are strongly positioned to serve their needs amidst the dynamic market conditions.”Navin Dewaji, Siemens Gamesa CEO for India.