Siemens has been awarded orders totaling 126 MW for three onshore wind projects in Scotland.
In total, the projects will provide clean energy for roughly 50,000 households in South and North Ayrshire and Lockerbie.
For the Dersalloch wind farm in the South Ayrshire region, Siemens will construct, install and commission 23 units of its D3 direct-drive wind turbines, providing a combined output of 69 MW. Installation is scheduled to begin in spring 2016, with an official handover of the site to developer ScottishPower Renewables in fall 2016. Siemens will also be responsible for servicing the turbines.
Siemens will supply six SWT-2.3-93 wind turbines to the Ewe Hill Phase 1, located 15 km from Lockerbie in Dumfries and Galloway. Furthermore, 16 turbines of the same type will be installed for Phase 2 – bringing both sites up to 22 wind turbines with a potential generating capacity of up to 51 MW. The installation of the turbines for Phase 1 is scheduled for spring 2016, followed by Phase 2 installation in fall 2016.
For Millour Hill Community Wind Co. Ltd., Siemens will deliver two SWT-3.2-101 turbines to North Ayrshire, where six 3.0 MW-rated wind turbines have already been installed. Three years ago, the installed turbines marked a product premiere for Siemens' D3-product platform in the British market. Within the scope of a 20-year service agreement, Siemens will maintain the two SWT-3.2-101 turbines.
‘We are delighted to continue our partnership with ScottishPower Renewables and Community Windpower Ltd.,’ says Thomas Richterich, CEO of onshore wind at Siemens' wind power and renewables division. ‘With their combined rating of 126 MW, these three projects will provide reliable, clean energy for the region – equivalent to the demand of both Scotland's Orkney and Shetland islands.’