Siemens Gamesa has signed a contract with construction company Intrakat for the first time, adding a new customer to its portfolio. It is a 36.4 MW agreement to supply 7 SG5.0-145 model turbines operating at 5.2MWs that will be installed in Viotia area, Greece.
The wind farm, called Karkaros, is scheduled to be commissioned during Autumn 2023. The contract with Intrakat also includes a full scope long-term service agreement for a period of 25 years.
The 36.4 MW of clean energy that the wind farm will produce will provide electricity to 30,000 households and it will help to avoid the emission of more than 92,000 tonnes of CO2 a year, the equivalent to the emissions of more than 50,000 vehicles. To achieve this CO2 saving, 1.5 million trees would need to be planted.
With this agreement, Siemens Gamesa reaches a total of 992 MW installed or under construction in Greece. The service fleet will account now for 680 MW in the country including services provided to other OEM wind turbines. The installation of the Karkaros project will offer different challenges, like the use of blade lifters for transportation, a technology that Siemens Gamesa has already used in Greece and other countries too.
“The agreement signed with Intrakat strengthens our position in Greece and gets us very close now to the milestone of having 1 GW installed or under construction in the country. We are also happy we have been able to add a new customer to our portfolio; I’m sure this will be the first of many more agreements to come with Intrakat,” said Spyros Rozis, Managing Director of Siemens Gamesa in Greece.
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).