Siemens Gamesa brings new turbine models with more performance

Siemens Gamesa SG 3.4-132 model wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) today announced two new turbine models — the SG 5.8-155 and the SG 5.8-170 — on the 5.X platform.

The new Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform has a 170 meter rotor — the largest in the global wind turbine industry.

The company’s SG 5.8-155 wind turbine increases the AEP by over 20 percent. On the other hand, the SG 5.8-155 wind turbine increases the AEP by over 32 percent.

The platform introduces the largest unit capacity in the Siemens Gamesa onshore portfolio, 5.8 MW rated capacity, and the largest rotor diameters, 155 and 170 meters, resulting in maximum performance.

The SG 5.8-155 expands the swept area by 14 percent with respect to the SG 4.5-145, and Annual Energy Production (AEP) by over 20 percent (@ 8 m/s); the SG 5.8-170 provides an increase of over 37 percent in the swept area and more than 32 percent in AEP (@ 7 m/s) when compared with the SG 4.5-145.

Mark Albenze, Onshore & Service CEO at SGRE, said: “The new Siemens Gamesa 5.X’s power rating coupled with the two rotor options make this platform suitable for any kind of site.”

The first prototype installation of the SG 5.8-155 is planned for mid-2020, and production is scheduled to commence in Q4 2020. For the SG 5.8-170, the first prototype is planned for Q3 2020 and production will start in Q1 2021.