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Siemens in 126MW Ireland deal

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Siemens has won the contract to supply turbines to two Bord na Mona wind farms in the Irish midlands with a total capacity of  126MW.

They schemes be powered by a combined total of 42 SWT 3.0-101 direct drive machines.

The first 28 units are set for the Mount Lucas project in Offaly, with the remaining 14 slated for the Bruckana wind power plant on the border of Kilkenny and Tipperary.

The turbines have a rotor diameter of 101 meters and are scheduled to begin feeding power onto the Irish grid by mid-2014.

Siemens Wind Power chief executive Felix Ferlemann said: "This is the first order from Ireland for our direct-drive wind turbines. Globally, we have already sold more than 800 wind turbines of this type for on and offshore wind power plants.

"With this innovative technology we contribute to the development of a sustainable energy supply in Ireland."

Siemens will take the lead on supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines and will also provide service for the plants for 15 years.

Image: Siemens' direct drive turbine (Siemens)

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