Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has reached an agreement with one of its Spanish clients to implement its life extension program on its entire operating fleet, consisting of 264 wind turbines of different models with an average age of 15 years. These turbines are located at six wind farms in the provinces of Zaragoza and Teruel and have a total output capacity of 237.5 MW.
The Life Extension program consists of monitoring and structural upgrades that can guarantee the availability of wind turbines until year 30, extending their estimated useful life by 10 years. This program provides greater control over operation and maintenance costs and streamlines the cost of energy.
In addition, Siemens Gamesa will continue to operate these turbines and provide full scope maintenance services.
“This contract demonstrates the trust placed in us by our customers and the added value of our services. Our company has been in charge of the maintenance of these turbines since they were installed, and we will now implement enhancements to extend their useful life until year 30, adding 10 years of income,” says John Paul Larrañeta, Service CEO of Siemens Gamesa’s Southern Europe and Africa region.
Siemens Gamesa’s Service business maintains nearly 56,700 MW (onshore and offshore) in 62 countries. Specifically, in Spain the company maintains more than 62 wind farms with a total capacity of 5,900 MW.