Onshore wind continues to evolve with the new Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform upgrade

Source: press release, 4 October 2022

The Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform – one of the most competitive in the onshore landscape – can now offer up to 7-MW rated power
The Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform – one of the most competitive in the onshore landscape – can now offer up to 7-MW rated power (photo: SGRE)

The boundaries of onshore wind continue to be pushed higher with the launch of a new product of the Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) 5.X platform with a rated power of 7-MW.

The new SG 7.0-170 turbine will offer one of the most competitive levelised cost of energy (LCoE) in the industry, enabling customers to provide more clean power. The variant has evolved from the original SG 6.6-170 turbine and is particularly aimed at medium to high wind sites globally.

The powerful Siemens Gamesa 5.X wind turbine has attracted strong interest from customers since its launch with sales of around 4.5 GW to date from Brazil to Finland.

“This is a natural evolution of the species. The Siemens Gamesa 5.X has already offered our customers one of the most powerful machines providing green energy in the onshore landscape, and we can now boost its capacity even higher. This will provide real benefits for our partners, and we will work closely with them to guarantee we continue to deliver sustainable energy to the world with this benchmark turbine,” says Siemens Gamesa’s CEO Jochen Eickholt.

The first Siemens Gamesa 5.X turbine was installed in Sweden at the 231-MW Skaftåsen project. Since that first project, customers have placed orders for the wind turbine in many other countries including Brazil, Finland, Germany, Romania, and Spain.