Siemens wind turbines surpass 100 million kWh landmark in Denmark

Four Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines in Denmark reach record 100 million kWh mark

Siemens announced that four of its semi-offshore wind turbines in Denmark have generated 100 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity each since being installed in 2003.

The combined production of 400 million kWh provides enough clean energy to power over 100,000 average Danish households for one year.

Four Siemens 2.3 MW wind turbines in Denmark reach record 100 million kWh mark

The four SWT 2.3-82 turbines are located at the Roenland wind project in northwest Denmark. The project is operated by Driftselskabet Rønland Havvindmøllepark I/S.

The milestone, which is also a world record for the company, once again proves the wind turbines have consistently been some of the most productive wind turbines in the world, the company said.

With the North Sea to the west and a fjord to the east, the conditions are ideal for achieving optimal power production.

Siemens was also providing the support and maintenance for the project.

“Siemens is at the forefront of advanced wind service solutions designed to help customers realize the full lifetime potential of their assets with optimum reliability, availability and resource efficiency,” said Torben Bang, head of Siemens Wind Power Service.

“This notable achievement is a testament to the many years of close and continuing collaboration we have with our customer at Roenland and we congratulate them on this success,” Bang added.

Denmark wind energy market is flourishing thanks to the ambitious energy agreement approved by the Danish Parliament in March 2012 that envisages 50 percent of the electricity consumption to be supplied by wind power by 2020.

In pursuant of this target, at the end of last year, more than 33 percent of Danish electricity was supplied from wind turbines and 656 new MW were connected to the electricity grid.

For Siemens, this milestone marks another achievement in its flourishing wind portfolio. The company has earned approximately 43 percent of its total revenue from green products and solutions last year.