Siemens has received a long-term contract extension for service and maintenance at the 350 MW Clyde wind farm from Clyde Windfarm LTD, owned by SSE, Greencoat UK Wind and GLIL. It marks the sixth service agreement the company has signed with majority shareholder SSE since July 2015.
In that year, Siemens received an order for the supply, installation, commissioning and servicing of 54 direct-drive wind turbines at the Clyde Extension project. With the addition of the SWT-3.2-101 turbines, the Clyde project will increase capacity by another 172.8 MW.
The Clyde wind farm – located near Crawford in South Lanarkshire, Scotland – comprises 152 SWT-2.3-93 turbines and is capable of powering 300,000 average homes in the U.K., says the company. With its existing capacity, Clyde is already one of the largest onshore wind power plants in Europe, Siemens adds.
Under terms of the contract, the company says it will provide long-term service and maintenance for an additional 15 years with its SWPS-300W maintenance agreement. The project has been serviced and maintained by Siemens since the start of commercial operation in 2011.