Siemens Gamesa takes UK onshore wind to new heights with deal to install its SG 5.8-155 turbines in Scotland

05 Mar 2021

Siemens Gamesa has signed a 50MW deal with EnergieKontor UK Ltd to supply the subsidy-free Longhill Burn wind farm near Edinburgh with the SG 5.8-155 turbines.

The contract comes before the next renewable energy auction, CfD round 4, scheduled for late this year. The deal shows green shoots for the resilient onshore wind sector in the UK and is a strong sign that one of the lowest cost sources of energy is able to help meet the country’s ambitious net zero target.

The deal is also the first for the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform in the UK, a platform that through its large 155 metre rotor and latest technology offers one of the highest power ratings in onshore wind and a flexible rating capability to 6.6MW. The wind turbine order is accompanied by a 25 year full-scope service agreement.

Since its launch in April 2019, the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform has now recorded over 2.3GW in sales, with major contracts to supply wind farms in Sweden, Brazil, Finland and now the UK.

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