Siemens expands onshore wind turbine portfolio with 3 new models


At the WindEnergy Hamburg trade show, Siemens launched three new onshore turbine models for optimum performance at low wind, medium wind, and noise sensitive sites.

The new series includes SWT-3.3-130LN wind turbine with low noise level of 104.9 decibels, the medium wind speed turbine – the SWT-3.6-130, and the low wind speed turbine – the SWT-3.15-142.

SWT-3.3-130LN and SWT-3.6-130 will go into serial production in early 2017. SWT-3.15-142 – will follow in late 2017.

Siemens-SWT-3.15-142“Our new wind turbine portfolio is the result of an intelligent platform strategy that allows maximum flexibility,” said Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore of the Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division.

“Our customers benefit not only from benchmark setting performance in different wind classes, but also from the adaptability of our technology that meets nearly every site-, grid- and project specific requirement,” Richterich added. “Thanks to digitalization, these turbines are open for further optimization and individualization.”

Click here for more details on SWT-3.3-130LN wind turbine.

The new SWT-3.6-130 is able to harvest an annual energy output (AEP) of up to 17 gigawatt hours (GWh) at 8.5 m/s. At the same wind speeds compared to the SWT-3.3-130 launched in 2014, this represents an improved AEP rating of 6 percent. With its high performance at IEC II sites, the SWT-3.6-130 sets a competitive benchmark for wind turbines designed to harvest maximum power outputs in environments with moderate wind conditions.

The new SWT-3.15-142 is the first Siemens Direct-Drive wind turbine dedicated for IEC Class III. It’s B69 rotor-blades are based on hybrid-carbon technology by LM Wind Power. With a rotor-diameter of 142 meters and tower configurations that allow hub heights up to 165 meters, new standards for annual energy yields are set: Even at wind speeds of only six meters per second, the machine harvests ten gigawatt hours of energy per year.

Rajani Baburajan

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