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Siemens Gamesa launches new wind power solutions: new geared turbine SG 4.2-145 for onshore, SG 8.0-167 DD for offshore. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has combined the experience of the players, building on the merger that took place in early 2017.

The company is now launching the new geared turbine SG 4.2-145, as part of the new geared turbine platform Siemens Gamesa 4.X. This new turbine for Onshore will increase the annual energy production by 21%. Additionally, SGRE launches the new direct drive offshore wind turbine SG 8.0-167 DD, with a rotor diameter of 167 meters. Its B82 blades will allow for an 18% greater swept area and up to 20% higher annual energy production than its predecessor SWT-7.0-154. The SG 8.0-167 DD utilises known technology, combined with its rotor upgrade. By 2020, the company will have one technology per business segment. In onshore, SGRE will streamline its technology approach and focus on geared solutions. In offshore, SGRE opts for the direct-drive platform only.