Siemens Gamesa and Repsol have closed their first deal for turbines for 120MW of capacity across four wind farms in Spain.
The contract is for two wind farms in Zaragoza with a capacity of 100MW and another two in Valladolid with a 20MW capacity, at Repsol’s Delta 2 and PI projects.
The four wind farms will be equipped with SG 5.0-145 turbines and are expected to be operational by late 2021 and early 2022.
Siemens Gamesa will supply 24 turbines in total for the 20MW capacity.
The SG 5.0-145 is one of the most powerful onshore turbines in Spain, with just one supplying sufficient green energy to around 4000 households, Siemens Gamesa said.
The agreement includes the maintenance of the turbines for a period of five years.
Repsol's Delta 2 project consists of 26 wind farms located in the provinces of Huesca, Zaragoza and Teruel.
It will have a capacity of 860MW in total and will be developed between now and 2023.
The wind farms in Valladolid correspond to the PI project, which will have a total installed capacity of 175MW.
Siemens Gamesa Spain managing director Enrique Pedrosa said: “It is a great satisfaction to have reached this first agreement with Repsol, which I am sure will be the first of many. We are also proud to contribute to the ambitious renewable growth plans of one of Spain's largest and most international energy companies.
“Together we will collaborate to help meet the country’s decarbonisation targets."
The 24 nacelles will be assembled at Siemens Gamesa's plant in Ágreda (Soria), the gearboxes will be produced at the plants in Asteasu (Guipuzcoa), Lerma (Burgos) and the city of Burgos, and the electrical components will be produced at the factories in Reinosa (Cantabria), San Fernando de Henares (Madrid) and Benisano (Valencia).
The 120MW agreement takes Siemens Gamesa share to 53%, equivalent to 15GW, according to the latest available data from the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE).
Spain represents one of the highest rates of expected renewable energy growth.
The goal set by the government for 2030 is to achieve 42% of final energy use from renewables, compared to 20% in 2020, with the stake of renewable energy in the electricity mix rising to 74%, and to 100% by 2050.
New renewable energy auctions in Spain are among the measures planned to help meet this growth in renewables with an estimated allocation of 20GW by 2025, half of which will be in wind energy.