Siemens has been awarded orders for three onshore wind projects in Scotland, supplying up to 50,000 households in South and North Ayrshire and Lockerbie.
For the Dersalloch wind farm in the South Ayrshire region Siemens will construct, install and commission 23 of its D3 direct drive wind turbines, providing a combined output of 69 MW (megawatts).
The installation of the turbines is scheduled to begin in spring 2016 with the official handover of the site to developers Scottish Power Renewables in autumn 2016. Siemens will also be responsible for servicing the wind turbines.
In addition, Siemens will supply six SWT-2.3-93 wind turbines to the Ewe Hill Phase 1 project near Lockerbie. Furthermore, 16 wind turbines of the same type will be installed for Phase 2, bringing both sites up to 22 wind turbines with a potential generating capacity of up to 51 MW. The installation of the turbines for Phase 1 is scheduled for spring 2016, followed by Phase 2 installation in autumn 2016.
For Millour Hill Community Wind Co Ltd, Siemens will deliver two SWT-3.2-101 turbines to North Ayrshire where already six 3.0 MW-rated wind turbines were installed. Three years ago the installed turbines marked a product premiere for the Siemens’ D3-product platform in the British market. Within the scope of a 20 years services agreement, Siemens is taking charge of maintaining the two SWT-3.2-101.
Thomas Richterich, Chief Executive of Siemens’ Onshore Wind Power and Renewables Division, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with Scottish Power Renewables and Community Windpower Limited
“With their combined rating of 126 MW these three projects will provide reliable, clean energy for the region and will provide power for up to 50,000 homes.