- Published: 27 July 2015 27 July 2015
Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division has been awarded orders from three different customers to construct, install and commission 52 units of its D3 direct drive wind turbines at three projects in Ireland and Scotland. The three wind farms are Raheenleagh in County Wicklow, 70 kilometres south of Dublin; Aikengall 2, to the south east of Edinburgh; and Phase 1 of Galway Wind Park, located near to the city of Galway.
All the orders include long-term service contracts ranging from five years for Galway Phase 1, to 10 years for Raheenleagh and a 20-year service contract for Aikengall 2. The Raheenleagh wind farm will be equipped with 11 SWT-3.2-108 wind turbines. The installation of the 35MW project, by Irish companies Coillte and ESB, is scheduled to begin in May 2016 with a commissioning date in autumn 2016. Community Windpower’s Aikengall 2 wind farm project, consisting of 19 SWT-3.2-113 turbines has a planned delivery and installation date of early summer 2016. At SSE’s "Galway Wind Park Phase 1", Siemens will install 22 of its SWT-3.0-101 direct drive wind turbines. Commissioning of the 64MW project is expected for early 2017. All of these Siemens direct drive wind turbines feature a PMG generator.