Siemens Gamesa will debut a giant 6.6MW version of its recently launched 5.X onshore wind turbine platform in Sweden, following the signing of a deal by developer Arise to buy the in-construction 231MW Skaftåsen project from infrastructure fund manager Foresight.

The German-Spanish OEM will supply 35 of its SG5.8-155 machines for the development in Fågelsjö, with delivery of the units, which will be tailored for operation in ultra-harsh northern climates and temperatures as low as -30°C, set for the second quarter of 2021 and commissioning to follow in “late-2021”.