SGRE signs Russian generator deal

RUSSIA: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has signed an agreement with Russian firm Ruselprom for the production of turbine generators, and confirmed turbine purchase deals in Sweden, Norway, Germany and Turkey.

SGRE will produce generators in Russia through the partnership with Ruselprom

Ruselprom produces electric motors and generators with capacities of 50MW, SGRE said. 

In early October, SGRE secured its first turbine purchase agreement in Russia. It will provide 26 SG 3.4-132 turbines to a 90MW project developed by Enel.

It forms part of a 2017 preliminary agreement between the two companies for the supply of turbines to the capacity Enel secured in Russia's first wind auction round. 

Russia wind projects require stringent local content in projects, and is set to rise again. 

Wind sites must include 65% local content, and 44% of turbine materials must be sourced locally, according to the Russian Association of the Wind Power Industry (RAWI).

SGRE signed a cooperation agreement with Siemens Gas Turbine Technologies to assemble wind turbine nacelles in the outskirts of St Petersburg in September.

Turbine orders

In late November, SGRE also announced a spate of new turbine orders across Europe.  

The manufacturer will provide 20 4.1MW turbines to developer Arise for two projects totalling 82MW in Sweden. The Bröcklingberget and Enviksberget projects are due to be completed by Q3 2019. SGRE will service the turbines for 20 years. 

In southern Norway, SGRE has been awarded the deal to provide seven turbines to the 30MW Stigafjellet project. The site is expected to be online in 2020 and the deal includes five years servicing.

SGRE will also supply seven turbines to the 25MW Windpark Mautitz Süd in Germany for Saxovent Ökologishche Investments in 2020.

Finally, Afken Renewable Energy has ordered 37 SGRE turbines to be installed across two projects in eastern Turkey.

The 75MW Denizly and 51MW Hasanoba projects will be completed in 2019 and will be serviced by SGRE for 15 years. 

The Turkish order was counted in SGRE's Q4 (July-September) order total.