Siemens Gamesa wind turbines to provide clean energy for Google datacenters in Sweden

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured its largest order in Sweden to supply 62 4.1 MW wind turbines to the Stavro wind farm, which will provide clean energy to a Google datacenter.

The order was signed in 4T 2019 and commissioning is expected for late-2021.

According to the company, it will also provide clean energy to a local paper and cardboard factory owned by Swedish group Holmen.

Shared tasks

This facility will have a total installed capacity of 254 MW and is located in the northern part of Sweden. It is divided into two areas: Blodrotberget, with 40 wind turbines, and Blackfjället, which has 22.

The operation and maintenance tasks will be covered by a 30-year service contract and will be handled by Siemens Gamesa. Meanwhile, Siemens Gas & Power will be in charge of the connection to the grid, which entails engineering, civil works, installation, and commissioning of the two 150/33 kV substations.

This project is realized by German Asset Manager Prime Capital AG on behalf of an international consortium comprising Korean institutional investors, German Pension Fund Nordrheinische Ärzteversorgung and Siemens Financial Services.

“The Scandinavian market continues to show its great potential for wind power and increasing demand for renewable energy as it strives to reach climate neutrality by 2050. The project will facilitate Holmen’s transition to 100% renewables consumed in its business and meet part of the fast-growing demand for electricity of Google’s European datacenters,” said Alfonso Faubel, Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore Business Unit CEO.

Record clean energy order backlog

Siemens Gamesa posted a net income of €140 million in FY 2019, doubling last year’s earnings.

The company closed the FY with a record order backlog of €25,507 million, driven by the acknowledgment of wind power’s key role in the fight against climate change.

At the same time, it announced its scheme to reduce its global worker team by 600 employees over the next two years, as it informed the Spanish National Securities Market Commission.

Wind Power resources

Alfonso Faubel added that “projects like Stavro illustrate how we in Siemens Gamesa drive the transformation towards renewables through strong, long-term relationships where we are constantly working to offer innovation, technology, and solutions tailored to the needs of the individual customer.”

On the other hand, Andreas Kalusche, CEO of Prime Capital, stated “our close collaboration with SGRE has enabled us to source the project early and to add value through a full-scope commercialization process. This strategy, in a market benefitting from one of the world’s best wind resources and the ability to realize large-scale projects, increases overall profitability and risk-adjusted returns for our investors.”

Stavro is the second large operation of this type commercialized and built by Prime Capital over the past two years.

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See also: Siemens Gamesa to install 47 wind turbines in Taiwan wind farm

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