Siemens Gamesa announced it closed the largest order to date for its 5.X platform with a new deal to supply 372 MW of the SG 5.8-170 turbine for the Bjornberget project in Sweden.
The wind farm, owned by asset manager Prime Capital and power producer Enlight, will be one of the largest onshore wind projects to start construction in Europe this year.
The wind turbine deal brings the total order entry for the Siemens Gamesa 5.X to 1 GW in record time. It also consolidates the partnership between Siemens Gamesa and Prime Capital in Scandinavia, with close to 1 GW of projects.
OptimaFlex technology enables the 60 units of the SG 5.8-170 will operate at 6.2 MW, which combined with the largest rotor in the onshore segment leads to unparalleled Annual Energy Production (AEP) and the lowest cost of energy.
The wind turbines, which have been certified for a 30-year lifetime and will be covered by a 15-year service agreement, will be installed in 2022 in the municipality of Ange, in central Sweden.
Bjornberget will be the largest ever Siemens Gamesa project in the Nordics and will generate enough electricity to meet the demands of around 300,000 European households.
“This deal shows the trust that both long-standing as well as new customers have in the Siemens Gamesa 5.X technology,” said Andreas Nauen, Siemens Gamesa CEO.
“The partnership with Siemens Gamesa, access to their latest technology and our focus on optimizing layouts for maximum production and minimal construction costs, will enable us to realize this project at a very competitive levelized cost of energy, and hence attractive risk adjusted returns for our investors,” said Mathias Bimberg, head of Infrastructure at Prime Capital.
The deal marks the first investment of the Prime Green Energy Infrastructure Fund (PGEIF), a vehicle created to invest in large scale wind-powered energy assets in the Nordic countries, with no reliance on government support and with the lowest levelized cost of electricity in Europe.