Siemens Gamesa signs contract for 40-MW wind farm in Macedonia

Siemens Gamesa has signed a 40-MW contract with Vendavel to supply eight SG 5.0-145 model turbines, one of the company’s most powerful onshore wind turbines, which is increasingly gaining ground in the country, and is especially suitable for sites with medium level winds.

The Vissima wind farm is located in Macedonia, northern Greece, and is scheduled to be commissioned in the last quarter of 2022. The contract with Vendavel also includes a long-term service agreement for a period of 20 years.

This is the second contract Siemens Gamesa has signed with Vendavel. The first one corresponds to the Melia project, a 35-MW wind farm which started producing energy at the beginning of this year.

The 40-MW of clean energy that the Vissima wind farm will produce will provide electricity to around 35,000 households. In addition, its size will help to avoid the emission of 105,000 tonnes of CO2 a year, the equivalent to the emissions of more than 60,000 vehicles. To achieve this CO2 saving, close to two million trees would need to be planted.

“The second agreement reached with Vendavel reflects our mutual confidence and will contribute to the growth of the wind energy sector in the country. It will also helping increase our presence in the Greek market, where we have installed 98 MW in the first half of this year, 38% of the total installed capacity in the country,” said Spyros Rozis, managing director of Siemens Gamesa in Greece.

Siemens Gamesa currently has 761 MW installed in Greece, with a market share of 17.4%, according to the latest available data from HWEA, the Hellenic Wind Energy Association.