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Siemens Gamesa to supply 52 SG 5.8-170 turbines in Brazil

With a total installed capacity of 312 MW, the Tucano wind farm deal is the largest to date for the Siemens Gamesa 5.X

Siemens Gamesa has announced that it has won a contract to supply 52 SG 5.8-170 turbines for the Tucano wind farm in Bahia, Brazil; scheduled for commissioning in 2021.

The Tucano wind farm contract with AES – a Fortune 500 Virginia-headquartered company – is for a total capacity of 312 MW, making it the largest deal to date for Siemens Gamesa’s 5.X next generation platform. The SG 5.8-170 has the highest power rating for a geared onshore turbine and the largest rotor available in the market, the company said.

Brazil is expected to contract 3 GW of wind energy capacity annually over the next ten years as part of its Energy Ten-Year Plan, and Siemens Gamesa is the first OEM to introduce its latest generation on onshore wind turbines in Brazil.

“Over the last decade, Siemens Gamesa has shown an unmatched commitment towards the Brazilian market, bringing its latest technologies and investing heavily in localizing production and creating jobs,” stated Alfonso Faubel, CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore business unit.

According to the statement, Siemens Gamesa will leverage its strong supply chain and adapt its plant located in Bahia to locally produce this next generation of wind turbines, increasing the competitiveness of the Siemens Gamesa 5.X. Since its inauguration in 2011, the plant has manufactured over 1,800 nacelles and has recently been expanded to produce converters as well. The company currently sources towers and blades locally and has its SG 3.4-132 certified by BNDES FINAME, which allows buyers to access competitive financing from the federal development bank, it said.

Faubel added that they are happy to build on this history and see the footprint of their Siemens Gamesa 5.X expanding globally, demonstrating its adaptability to all markets.

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