Siemens Gamesa signs a 455MW deal with Swedish OX2

Siemens Gamesa (MCE: SGRE) has struck a 455MW deal with Swedish developer OX2 to supply its Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform to the Lestijärvi site for what will be Finland’s largest-ever wind farm.

The wind project will deploy 69 of the SG 6.6-170 turbines to be installed in 2024 at the site in Central Ostrobothnia. The wind turbines are equipped with a 170-meter rotor and 6.6 MW generator, providing one of the industry’s lowest Levelized Cost of Energy (LCoE).

This is the second Finnish site that will use the Siemens Gamesa 5.X following an 81MW deal signed for the SG 6.6-155 variant in early 2021. Lestijärvi will also be the largest ever wind farm in the country by installed capacity. When completed, its annual energy production will be about 1.3 terawatt-hours, equivalent to around two percent of Finland’s total electricity production.

The wind farm will also be covered by a 35-year full-scope service agreement assuring the turbines operate at their maximum capacity over their lifetime. A total of 64 turbines will sit on 155-meter towers, and the other five will use 145-meter towers.

According to the Finnish Wind Power Association, Finland plans to install 30 TWh of wind capacity by 2030, which would provide around 30 percent of the country’s electricity demand, up from about 7 percent at the end of 2019.