Siemens Gamesa offers life extension to wind turbines in Spain

Siemens Gamesa wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has reached an agreement with one of its clients in Spain to implement its life extension program.

The company will implement its life extension program on 264 wind turbines (237.5 MW) located at six wind farms in Aragon. Siemens Gamesa did not reveal the name of the client in Spain.

The program guarantees the availability of the wind turbines until year 30, extending their useful life by ten years. The initial design useful life of a wind turbine is 20 years, Siemens Gamesa said.

The client is using 264 wind turbines of different models with an average age of 15 years. These turbines are located at six wind farms in the provinces of Zaragoza and Teruel and have a total output capacity of 237.5 MW.

The Life Extension program, which consists of monitoring and structural upgrades that can guarantee the availability of wind turbines until year 30, provides control over operation and maintenance costs and streamlines the cost of energy.

In addition, Siemens Gamesa will continue to operate these turbines and provide full scope maintenance services.

“Our company has been in charge of the maintenance of these turbines since they were installed and we will now implement enhancements to extend their useful life until year 30, adding 10 years of income,” said John Paul Larrañeta, service CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s Southern Europe and Africa region.

Siemens Gamesa’s Service business maintains nearly 56,700 MW (onshore and offshore) in 62 countries. Specifically, in Spain the company maintains more than 62 wind farms with a total capacity of 5,900 MW.