Siemens Gamesa’s SG 6.6-170 wind turbine has been chosen for the OX2’s next project in Finland.
The Niinimäki project will be in the Pieksämäki municipality in the Southern Savonia region of the country and will use 22 SG 6.6-170 turbines, among the most powerful in the onshore wind landscape. With a hub height of 165 meters, these turbines will capitalize on strong wind speeds found in the region. When operational, these wind turbines will provide enough green electricity to power about 100,000 homes.
The deal follows a 70-MW deal for the Riberget project in Sweden signed with OX2, as the two companies collaborate to push wind energy forward in the country.
Once installation is complete, expected in late 2024, Siemens Gamesa will also assume maintenance services for the project over a 35-year period.
“Our collaboration with OX2 continues to grow in the Nordics with another significant deal in Finland,” said Clark MacFarlane, CEO for Siemens Gamesa’s onshore operation in Northern Europe and the Middle East. “The country is truly stepping on the accelerator in its drive to promote wind energy, and we are pleased to provide leading technology to help meet its ambitions.”
According to WindEurope, wind energy accounts for 10 percent of the country’s electricity, and its objective is for that to increase to at least 27 percent by 2025 through both onshore and offshore wind. Finland aims to be carbon neutral by 2035.
This latest deal in the country builds on several others that Siemens Gamesa has collaborated on with partner OX2 since 2016 which total over 700 MW.
The Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform has now sold more than 4.5 GW of sales since its launch, with more than 2 GW coming in this region.
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