By Editors of Power Engineering
The company will soon deliver 13 SWT-3.0-113 direct-drive units to European Energy’s 39 MW project in Tolve and 10 G97-2.0 MW turbines to a 20 MW project near Capoiazzo. The orders include long term service agreements including advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics.
Siemens will deliver the turbines to the Tole project in the third quarter of 2018. Featuring 113-meter rotors, the turbines are expected to perform reliably and flexibly in the demanding wind conditions of the Basilicata province.
Turbines for the Capoiazzo project, featuring 97-meter rotors, are also expected to be delivered in the third quarter of 2018.
Italy, a wind energy market with large growth potential, recently issued the new energy strategy for 2020 through 2030. It is expected to boost the development of renewable energies in the next decade. Overall, the Italian government expects the share of renewables to increase from 17.5 percent now to 27 percent in 2030. Siemens Gamesa has already installed nearly 1,600 wind turbines with a total rating of over 2 GW in the country.