Siemens Gamesa has signed for the first time two contracts with PPC Renewables, subsidiary of PPC, the largest energy company in Greece. One of them is a 25 MW agreement to supply five SG5.0-145 model turbines at 5.2MWs operation rating for Doukas wind farm that will be installed in Kastoria, Makedonia. The second one consists of a 15 MW contract to supply three SG5.0-145 model turbines for Koukouli wind farm, in Kozani, also Makedonia.
The two wind farms are scheduled to be commissioned in Spring 2024. The contracts for both wind farms include a full scope service agreement for a period of 20 years.
The energy that these two wind farms will produce will provide enough electricity to power 35,000 households and help to avoid the emission of 105,000 tons of CO2 a year, the equivalent of the emissions of around 60,000 vehicles. To achieve this CO2 saving, 1.7 million trees would need to be planted.
Siemens Gamesa has 992 MWs installed or under construction in Greece. The service fleet will account for 680 MW in the country including services provided to other OEM wind turbines. Like in other projects in the region of Makedonia, the installation of these two wind farms will offer significant logistics challenges.
“The two contracts we have signed are very important. These will be the first two wind farms we will install for PPCR, the largest energy company in Greece, with an incredible growth potential in the wind sector. We believe these two contracts will strengthen our partnership with PPCR and will also be the first of many more to come. We are happy to work together with PPCR to support the energy transition in Greece,” said Spyros Rozis, Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa in Greece.
Konstantinos Mavros, CEO of PPC Renewables said: “PPC is committed in leading the energy transition in the country. Together with strong partners we are on track to meet our ambitious targets and our own green deal. Collaborations like the one with Siemens Gamesa are essential for the company’s growth and the group’s transformation. We look forward working together”.
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.