Siemens has received two orders totaling 172 MW for onshore wind projects in Ireland.
With 36 Siemens D3 direct-drive turbines, the 108 MW Cloosh Valley Wind Farm – also known as Galway Wind Park Phase 2 – is part of SSE Renewables’ development of a wind farm cluster in Cloosh Valley. For Phase 1 of Galway Wind Park, 22 SWT-3.0-101 wind turbines were ordered in summer 2015, and construction is ongoing. Cloosh, the second phase of the cluster, is a co-development with Coillte that will be installed on the adjacent site.
Siemens’ second new order includes 20 SWT-3.2-101 turbines for the 64 MW Irish Sliabh Bawn Wind Farm in County Roscommon.
Commissioning of the Cloosh project is scheduled for mid-2017; Sliabh Bawn for early 2017. Both orders include 15-year service agreements.