Siemens will supply wind turbines for a new 38-MW project in the Chapagne-Ardennes region of France.
The Les Gourlous wind farm contract includes a 20-year full service and maintenance agreement in addition to the installation of 12 SWT-3.2-113 turbines. The wind project will supply power to about 35,000 homes.
The new project is scheduled for commissioning in November 2016. Siemens will work with local suppliers for the construction work on the farm, owned by Austrian W.E.B. Windenergie AG, which operates wind projects in Europe and North America.
“We are very pleased to have found a new partner in Siemens to bring this flagship to fruition,” states Michael Trcka, CFO of W.E.B. Windenergie AG.
Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore at Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division, says the Les Gourlous project is important for Siemens as France is an emerging wind market.
In the last year, Siemens has installed 127 MW of wind capacity in France.