Siemens Gamesa has signed a 66 MW deal to supply the Swedish wind energy supplier Rabbalshede Kraft with its Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform, as this market-leading turbine is gaining strength in the Nordic region.
The deal is the first with Rabbalshede Kraft in 11 years, with a renewed collaboration to provide one of the most efficient onshore platforms providing low level energy costs to customers. The arrangement would also cover a 25-year support agreement.
The deal will see the construction of seven turbines at the Femstenaberg site by Siemens Gamesa, which will form a landmark along the E6 motorway linking Gothenburg and Oslo. Three other turbines will be mounted at the Lursäng site approximately 5-6 kilometers away. The installation is expected to begin in the summer of 2022.
“Sweden has been fast to embrace the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform, offering one of the most powerful turbines on the market. We are also delighted to reignite our long relationship with Rabbalshede Kraft, and aim to provide more solutions and technology to them and to the Nordics as an energy transition gains traction there.”Clark MacFarlane, onshore CEO for Northern Europe at Siemens Gamesa.
Siemens Gamesa has signed more than 900 MW in the Nordics since the launch of the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform, whose nominal power and leading rotor size provide customers with a highly competitive LCoE.
“Rabbalshede Kraft are delighted with the partnership with Siemens Gamesa on the Femstenaberg and Lursäng projects in our own backyard, close to Rabbalshede. Both projects are an important step in our strategic growth and our ambition to shape tomorrows sustainable and renewable energy.”Peter Wesslau, CEO of Rabbalshede Kraft.