Siemens Gamesa and Iberdrola have signed several maintenance contracts totaling 1,928 MW at 69 of the energy group’s wind farms in Spain and Portugal for between three and five years.
The agreements cover a total of 1,963 Siemens Gamesa wind turbines of the G4X (660 kW unit power), G5X (850 kW), G8/9X (2.0 MW), Siemens Gamesa 2. X (SG 2.1-114 y SG 2.6-114) and Siemens Gamesa 3. X (SG 3.4-132) platforms. With these new contracts, Siemens Gamesa consolidates its position as the main provider of operation and maintenance services for Iberdrola in the region. The agreements include new and renewed contracts.
The total workforce needed to maintain the wind farms included in these contracts accounts for around 160 employees.
The maintenance services for these types of turbines, the oldest in Iberdrola’s fleet, are expected to significantly maximize their level of efficiency, as well as extend their useful life in the mid to long term.
In addition to offering operation and maintenance services, Siemens Gamesa provides programs to maximize energy production, improve availability, and optimize operation and maintenance (O&M) costs over the turbine lifetime. In this regard, the agreement reached between Siemens Gamesa and Iberdrola also includes design modifications and improvements to the installed fleet during the term of the maintenance contracts to modernize the fleet and safely improve the energy production of the wind turbines.
“It’s a real pleasure to have reached such an important agreement with Iberdrola, not only because of the size of the deal but also because it allows us to strengthen our partnership with one of our main customers. With these agreements, we will go beyond the usual maintenance tasks and offer solutions that the market is increasingly demanding, such as upgrading existing turbines to increase energy production while optimizing the cost of operations and maintenance,” said John Paul Larrañeta, CEO of Siemens Gamesa Service for Southern Europe and Africa.
Following this deal, Siemens Gamesa will have 14GW under maintenance for more than 340 customers in 12 countries in Southern Europe and Africa.