Siemens Gamesa has been awarded a 96.6MW onshore wind project called Sørfjord Vindpark, located in Tysfjord, Northern Norway (only accessible by boat or helicopter.
The wind power plant will consist of 23 of their Onshore Direct Drive OptimaFlex, SWT-DD-130 model, wind turbines. Each turbine has a 130m rotor diameter and is rated at 4.2MW capacity with a hub height of 80m.
Construction of the onshore wind project will begin in summer 2019 and is expected to be operational by fall 2019, with Siemens Gamesa to take care of service and maintenance for five years.
CEO of North EMEA, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Hans Joern Rieks said, “We are proud to deliver the latest innovations from our Onshore Direct Drive platform with the SWT-DD-130 to the Sørfjord Vindpark. They will be installed alongside the Nygårdsfjellet wind power plant which we installed in 2011. We are happy to cooperate with Fortum on the Sørfjord project. Together, we’ve created a strong foundation to reach Fortum’s future ambitions within the generation of renewable energy.”
Vice President of Wind Power at Fortum, Philippe Stohr said, “Sørfjord Vindpark has attractive, unique wind conditions that will be efficiently harnessed with the Siemens Gamesa machines with Direct Drive and large rotors. This investment decision is a further step in the implementation of our wind growth strategy, in the perspective of building a sizeable scale portfolio in the Nordic area. We believe that wind will be one of the most competitive options to produce energy.”