Siemens Gamesa has entered into an arrangement with Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy, a long-term customer of 81 MW, to supply the most powerful onshore wind turbine, the SG5.8-155, which represents the first acquisition of this new technology in Finland.
A total of 14 turbines with a 155-meter rotor will be shipped to the Alajoki-Peuralinna site in central Finland, a two-hour drive from the coastal town of Vaasa. The turbine will be optimized to meet site specifications, like high towers, to harness better wind speeds and improve electricity generation. The turbines will also be fitted with a low-temperature kit and Ice operation to enable them to operate in any condition. The commissioning of the wind farm is set for 2022.
“The reception of the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform has been outstanding globally, but particularly in the Nordics, which are among the most pioneering countries when it comes to wind energy. So, we are pleased to strengthen our collaboration with Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy with this new deal and bring technology that can lead in the energy transition to Finland.”Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore business.
“Suomen Hyötytuuli has a 21 years long history of producing wind energy and Siemens Gamesa has been our partner from the beginning. Selecting Siemens Gamesa wind turbines was the best fit for the Alajoki-Peuralinna site, it is again one step forward to more cost-efficient wind energy production.”Toni Sulameri, managing director of Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy.