Siemens Gamesa to supply 43 turbines to Canadian wind farm
By DE StaffGeneral Energy
Once installed, the SG 4.5-145 turbines will be the largest and most powerful in Canada.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced it has signed a contract to supply and commission 43 of its SG 4.5-145 wind turbines, with flexible rating up to 4.8 MW, for an undisclosed Canadian wind project. The order is for a nominal capacity of 194 MW.
The SG 4.5-145 will be the most powerful turbine with the largest rotor size to date in Canada. The 71-meter blade integrates aerodynamics and noise reduction features—including Siemens Gamesa DinoTails Next Generation technology—to guarantee a high production of energy and reduced noise emission levels, the company says.
“We’re proud that our partners chose Siemens Gamesa and our SG 4.5-145 turbine for this project,” said David Hickey, head of the Siemens Gamesa business in Canada. “The new SG 4.5-145 turbine will provide extremely cost competitive and clean energy to the consumers and communities of Canada.”
With more than 3,000 MW installed in Canada, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the market leader by cumulative installed capacity. Currently, Canada is 8th in the world for total onshore installed wind capacity with 12.8 GW as of December 2018, with a 20% annual growth rate for the last ten years.