First Siemens wind project in Peru ---- Blades and geared nacelles to be produced in the USA ---- Order includes seven-year service and maintenance agreement
In Peru, near the city of San Juan de Marcona, a new onshore wind power plant is expected to go online in March 2014. Siemens has recently received an order from Spanish wind developer Cobra Energia for the supply, delivery and commissioning of a total of 11 wind turbines with a total capacity of 32.1 megawatts (MWs). This order marks Siemens' market entry with wind turbines in this country. All of the blades and three of the geared nacelles will be produced at Siemens' U.S. plants. Additionally, the company will provide service and maintenance for seven years.
The project also marks the entry of Cobra Energia into Peru's renewable energy market. It plays an important role in Peru's energy goals to reduce its dependency on natural gas and decrease CO2 emissions. The wind power plant will consist of eight 3-MW direct drive SWT-3.0-108 wind turbines and three 2.3-MW geared SWT-2.3-108 units. All turbines have a rotor diameter of 108 meters each and are installed at a hub height of 80 meters.
"With this order from Cobra Energia we are expanding our wind power activities in South America. This is the first wind project for both of our companies in Peru and together we will provide clean, renewable power in a growing wind market," said Mark Albenze, CEO of Siemens Energy's Wind Power Americas business. "The blades will be produced in our factory in Fort Madison, Iowa, and the geared nacelles in Hutchinson, Kansas."
Wind power is part of Siemens' Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2012, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about €33 billion, making Siemens one of the world's largest suppliers of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 330 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.