The SWT-3.2-113 turbines for the wind farm in the Champagne-Ardennes region in France will have a total capacity of 38.4 megawatts (MW) and will supply approximately 35,000 households with green energy. Siemens will be providing long-term service for the new project within a 20-year service and maintenance agreement. During the past 12 months Siemens has already installed 127 MW of wind capacity in France. The new project is scheduled for commissioning in November 2016.
The company will collaborate with local suppliers for the construction work on site. Owner of the project is Austrian W.E.B. Windenergie AG, which operates wind farms in Europe and North America. W.E.B. Windergie AG is expanding its portfolio with Les Gourlous project, the largest wind farm in their 20-year history.
Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore at Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, commented: “This is an important order for us since France is an emerging wind market”, while Michael Trcka, CFO of W.E.B. Windenergie AG stated: “We are very pleased to have found a new partner in Siemens to bring this flagship to fruition.”