EDF Using Siemens Gamesa Turbines in Texas, New Mexico Projects

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EDF Renewables North America has selected Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to supply turbines for the Coyote and Oso Grande projects in the U.S.

The Coyote project, located in Scurry County, Texas, will feature 48 SG 4.5-145 and 11 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines. Project completion is expected for the summer of 2020.

The Oso Grande development will also use 48 SG 4.5-145 and 13 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, and is located in New Mexico, about 43 miles southeast of Roswell. The commissioning of the wind farm is scheduled for the last quarter of 2020.

Siemens Gamesa says the SG 4.5-145 offers a flexible power rating from 4.2 MW to 4.8 MW depending on site conditions and has a rotor diameter of 145 meters. The 71-meter blade integrates aerodynamics and noise reduction features -including Siemens Gamesa DinoTails technology – to guarantee a high production of energy and reduced noise emission levels. This turbine model is optimized for medium wind onshore locations to maximize energy production.

“We are extremely proud to partner with EDF Renewables North America on these important orders for the SG 4.5-145 wind turbines in the U.S.,” says Jose Antonio Miranda, CEO of onshore Americas at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “This new-generation turbine offers best-in-class LCoE based on proven technology.”

“This new SG 4.5-145 turbine is the ideal fit for the Coyote and Oso Grande projects, helping EDF Renewables achieve the value necessary to build a competitive project,” comments Art Del Rio, vice president, wind technology strategy, at EDF Renewables

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