Siemens Gamesa has signed a contract with Ascent Power for the first time, adding a new customer to its portfolio. It is a 26 MW agreement to supply 5 SG 5.2-145 model turbines, the first contract made by Siemens Gamesa in Greece with this model, that offers an extended nominal power of 5.2 MW, the most powerful Siemens Gamesa turbine in the country.
- The company will supply 5 SG 5.2-145 turbines for a project in Sterea Ellada, with commissioning expected at the end of 2022
- It is the first contract in Greece to feature this model with an extended nominal power of 5,2 MW, the most powerful Siemens Gamesa turbine in the country
- It will supply enough clean energy to power more than 22,000 households and prevent the emission of nearly 70,000 tonnes of CO2
- It includes a full scope long-term service agreement for a period of 22 years
- Siemens Gamesa has close to 1 GW installed or under construction in Greece
The wind farm, called Vouno and located in Sterea Ellada, is scheduled to be commissioned at the end of 2022. The contract with Ascent Power also includes a full scope long-term service agreement for a period of 22 years.
The 26 MW of clean energy that the wind farm will produce will provide electricity to more than 22,000 households and it will help to avoid the emission of nearly 70,000 tonnes of CO2 a year, the equivalent to the emissions of more than 40,000 vehicles. To achieve this CO2 saving, just over one million trees would need to be planted.
With this agreement, Siemens Gamesa reaches a total of 917 MW installed or under construction in Greece. The service fleet will account now for 614 MW in the country. The installation of the Vouno project will offer different challenges, like the use of blade lifters, a technology that Siemens Gamesa has already used in Greece and other countries.
“We are delighted to have reached this first agreement with Ascent Power, the first of many to come in Greece, and to install for the first time in Greece this very specific model, the most powerful Siemens Gamesa turbine in the country, with an extended nominal power of 5.2 MW, showing once more our capacity of adapt to the specific requirements of our customers”, said Spyros Rozis, Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa in Greece.
“This is an exciting milestone for Ascent Power and we are very pleased to have agreed with Siemens Gamesa for suppling WTGs and O&M services for the Vouno project. We are looking forward to a successful project and shall remain committed to a long-term partnership which will contribute to the efforts of Greece in achieving the ambitious energy and climate targets for 2030”, said Loukas Lazarakis, CEO of Ascent Power.
Greece offers one of the highest rates of expected renewable energy growth. The goal set by the government national quantitative targets are set for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 compared to 1990, by 80% by 2040, with the ultimate goal of climate neutrality by 2050. New renewable energy auctions in Greece are among the measures that will play a key role in achieving the goal of increasing the share of RES by 70% in final energy consumption by 2030
About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Siemens Gamesa is a global leader in the wind power industry, with a strong presence in all facets of the business: offshore, onshore and services. The company’s advanced digital capabilities enable it to offer one of the broadest product portfolios in the sector as well as industry-leading service solutions, helping to make clean energy more affordable and reliable. With 110 GW installed worldwide, Siemens Gamesa manufactures, installs and maintains wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. The company’s orders backlog stands at €30.1 billion. The company is headquartered in Spain and listed on the Spanish stock exchange (trading on the Ibex-35 index).