Iberdrola, a Spanish energy provider, has entered into service contracts with Siemens Gamesa for 1,928MW of wind generating projects in Spain and Portugal. The scope of work includes design changes as well as fleet maintenance enhancements.
The contracts span three to five years of servicing on turbines from 69 wind projects with outputs ranging from 660kW to 3.465MW. The deal covers design changes and enhancements to the maintained fleet to assist raise energy production.
The agreements involve a total of 1,963 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines. It consists of the G5X (850kW), G4X (660kW unit power), G8/9X (2.0MW), Siemens Gamesa 2.X (SG 2.1-114 and SG 2.6-114), and Siemens Gamesa 3.X (SG 3.4-132) platforms.
The agreements, which include both extended and new contracts, would entail around 160 personnel to manage the wind farms.
Siemens Gamesa stated that the new contracts will solidify its position as Iberdrola’s primary provider of operation and maintenance services in the region.
The company anticipates that the maintenance services for these sorts of turbines will greatly increase their efficiency while prolonging their operating life.
Iberdrola began building on the 800MW Vineyard Wind I offshore wind farm in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, in November of last year. The project will create enough sustainable energy to power 400,000 homes while also generating 3,600 employment.