Siemens' wind power and renewables division has been awarded orders to construct, install and commission 52 units of its D3 direct-drive wind turbines at three separate projects, located in Ireland and Scotland.
According to Siemens, the wind turbines will be installed with Siemens models SWT-3.0-101, SWT-3.2-108 and SWT-3.2-113. All of these Siemens direct-drive wind turbines feature a permanent magnet generator for a high-energy yield with high efficiency at low operational costs.
The 35 MW Raheenleagh wind farm, which will be powered by 11 SWT-3.2-108 wind turbines, is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2016.
The Aikengall 2 wind farm project, consisting of 19 SWT-3.2-113 turbines, has a planned delivery and installation date of early summer 2016.
Lastly, for the first phase at the Galway Wind Park, Siemens will install 22 of SWT-3.0-101 direct-drive wind turbines. Commissioning of the 64 MW project is expected for early 2017.