Siemens Gamesa has signed a deal with EnergieKontor UK to supply Longhill Burn wind farm with the SG 5.8-155 turbines.
The deal arrives before the next sale of renewable energy, CfD round 4, planned for the end of this year. The agreement reveals green shoots for the resilient onshore wind industry in the United Kingdom and is a positive indicator that one of the lowest cost sources of electricity is capable of helping to achieve the country’s ambitious net zero goal.
The contract is also the first for the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform in the United Kingdom, a platform with a massive 155-meter rotor and technology offering one of the best onshore wind ratings and a variable rating capacity of 6.6 MW. The order for the wind turbine is followed by a 25-year full-scope service agreement.
“Onshore wind today offers one of the most economical sources of energy in many countries across the world. We welcome a new push from the UK to grow in onshore wind, which combined with firm commitments to offshore wind growth can together provide a significant boost to meeting green energy goals. We will work closely with Energiekontor to ensure we deliver the most competitive solution at this site in Scotland.”Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore business unit.