Siemens in wind turbine deal for 21 MW Futuren project in France

Siemens gearless wind turbines in France

Siemens Wind Power today announced its wind turbine deal for the 21 MW Futuren project in France.

The wind turbine contract includes service and maintenance over a period of 21 years. Siemens said it will be supplying seven units of the Siemens direct-drive onshore wind turbine SWT-3.2-113 as part of the renewable energy deal.

The onshore wind project, in the southwest of France, is owned by Futuren, a renewable energy producer. The company will install the wind power project on a site close to the towns of Courant and Nachamps (Charente-Maritime) in the region of Nouvelle- Aquitaine.

The wind farm with its total capacity of 21 megawatts (MW) will supply clean energy for almost 24,000 households. Commissioning is planned for 2018.

“We are proud to continue our collaboration with the Futuren Group as this international company is an important player in the French renewable market,” said Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore at Siemens Wind Power.

“A first implementation in the Somme department (North of France) with direct-drive wind turbines, has convinced us to make the same choice once again,” said Fady Khallouf, CEO of Futuren.