Siemens to supply wind turbines to Süderlügum wind power plant

Siemens Energy has secured an order to supply 36 MW wind turbines in Nordfriesland.

Siemens will supply twelve direct-drive wind turbines, eleven model SWT-3.0-113 and one model SWT-3.0-101 turbine, for the Süderlügum wind farm.

The installation of power plant is scheduled for late 2014. Siemens will be responsible for the service and maintenance of turbines for 20 years.

This onshore order from Nordfriesland is the third project with Siemens to be implemented by Reinhard Christiansen.

Using “Reactive Power at No Wind” technology, the farm can produce electricity even when no wind is blowing. This is achieved by stabilizing the power grid by feeding in reactive power, providing more economic benefits for the owner.

Besides, this feature will enable the plant to resolve any technical problem related to distributed power generation. When customers take large volumes of power from the grids, frequency faults occur which cause heating of the lines. With this Reactive Power at No Wind option, farm can counteract any frequency displacement.

Each of these 12 wind turbines has a capacity of 3 MW. Compared to conventional units, these turbines have half as many parts and less moving components which enhance efficiency and reduce operating costs.

Süderlügum project will make a collective contribution to the energy turnaround in the locality. With these two wind farms, Süderlügum will supply clean electricity funded entirely by the public, explained Reinhard Christiansen.

Wind power and energy service are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions.

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