Siemens Energy has been awarded an order for Vattenfall's Juktan onshore wind power plant. Siemens is to supply nine direct-drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.2-113 with a power rating of 3.2 megawatts each and optimized for the climate in the north of Sweden as the rotor blades are equipped with active de-icing equipment. The contract includes also a service and maintenance agreement for a period of five years. The project is located in Sorsele municipality in northern Sweden. Installation is scheduled for autumn 2015.
After commissioning in late 2015 Juktan onshore wind power plant will have an installed capacity of 28.8 megawatts. The annual production of 82 gigawatt hours (GWh) is equivalent to electricity consumption of approximately 27,500 Swedish private households. Juktan is the first project in Sweden which is being equipped with the uprated Siemens D3 wind turbines. Compared to conventional, geared units, these turbines have half as many parts and considerably less moving components. This enhances efficiency and reduces operating costs. The wind turbines will be mounted on towers with a hub heights of 93.5 meters.
Wind power and energy service are part of Siemens' Environmental Portfolio. Around 43 percent of its total revenue stems from green products and solutions. That makes Siemens one of the world's leading providers of eco-friendly technology.