Spain

Spain

SGRE opens 10MW test centre

SPAIN: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has inaugurated a new technology centre in the outskirts of Madrid capable of testing wind turbines up to 10MW.

Siemens Gamesa opened the new test centre to improve its research and development capabilities
Siemens Gamesa opened the new test centre to improve its research and development capabilities

About half of the 8,400m2 facility is devoted to two test benches, which are also capable of validating solar PV and energy storage systems.

The other half of the €3 million-plus centre is devoted to producing power electronics for Siemens Gamesa’s wind power, solar PV and energy storage segments, the manufacturer stated.

The 10MW test capability of the manufacturer’s centre in San Fernando de Henares marks a five-fold increase on the 2MW capacity of its former facility in nearby Coslada, which has now closed down.

Enrique Pedrosa, CEO of the manufacturer’s onshore division in southern Europe and Africa, added: "From now on, it will be possible to do many of the tests that were being performed elsewhere in Spain here at the factory.

"This will translate into a significant improvement in development times and, thus, in competitiveness."

In total, 183 people are currently working at the new centre — up 20% from one year ago, Siemens Gamesa stated.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Windpower Monthly Events


Latest Jobs