Siemens Gamesa to supply 5.X platform for Sao Vitor wind farm

Siemens Gamesa wind turbine deal

Siemens Gamesa has signed a 465 MW deal with Patria Investments to supply its Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform to the Sao Vitor wind farm.

The wind farm will be equipped with 75 Siemens Gamesa 5.8-170 turbines with OptimaFlex technology, operating at 6.2 MW. The wind farm will be in operation in the state of Bahia by the end of 2022. Essentia Energia will provide the energy produced at the site to a major electricity provider in the country through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).

Siemens Gamesa has now registered 777 MW of orders for its 5.X platform in Brazil. Recently, Siemens Gamesa won a contract for the 312 MW Tucano wind farm in Bahia.

Globally, the company has now registered over 1.5 GW of orders for this sector game-changing turbine offering one of the most competitive Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE) on the market through its power rating and rotor size.

“The project will employ leading technology that means we can install less turbines while producing higher energy capacity,” said Lars Bondo Krogsgaard, CEO for Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore business.

In 2019, 19.5 GW of energy was purchased through PPAs from over 100 companies across 23 countries, according to data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF).

“Essentia Energia is a Portfolio Company of Patria Infrastructure IV, the largest fund ever raised for the infrastructure segment for Latin America,” says Marcelo Souza, chairman of Essentia Energia, Patria partner and head of its Energy Vertical.

Siemens Gamesa will locally produce this new turbine at its plant in Camacari in Bahia, in turn boosting the local economy and increasing the competitiveness of the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform. The order also includes a service and maintenance agreement.

Brazil is the seventh largest market for wind energy in the world, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), with over 17 GW of installed capacity.