Munich - Siemens has been awarded a long-term contract extension for service and maintenance at the 350-megawatt (MW) Clyde wind farm in Scotland. The customer is Clyde Windfarm (Scotland), LTD, owned by SSE, Greencoat UK Wind and GLIL.
Under terms of the agreement, Siemens will provide long-term service and maintenance services for an additional 15 years with its SWPS-300W maintenance agreement. In 2015, Siemens received an order for the supply, installation, commissioning and servicing of 54 direct drive wind turbines at the Clyde Extension project. The SWT-3.2-101 turbines will add another 172.8 MW to the Clyde wind farm. With its existing capacity of 350 MW, Clyde is already one of the largest onshore wind power plants in Europe.
In addition to the Clyde and Clyde Extension projects, Siemens has signed service agreements with four other wind farms (Galway Phases 1 and 2, Toddleburn and Tievenameenta) owned and/or operated by SSE within the last year. Siemens wind turbines are currently in operation or under construction at 18 SSE onshore wind farms, with a total generating capacity nearly one gigawatt (GW).
Siemens services and maintains almost half of the UK's total wind-generating capacity
Source: IWR Online, Jun 06 2016