Siemens wins first wind turbine order in Peru

A new onshore wind power plant is expected to go online in March 2014 in Peru, near the city of San Juan de Marcona. Siemens has recently received an order from the Spanish wind developer Cobra Energia for the supply, delivery and commissioning of 11 wind turbines with a total capacity of 32.1MW. This order marks the market entry of Siemens wind turbines in Peru.
The project also marks the entry of Cobra Energia into Peru’s renewable energy market. The wind power plant will consist of eight 3-MW direct drive SWT-3.0-108 wind turbines and three 2.3MW geared SWT-2.3-108 units. The turbines have a rotor diameter of 108m each, and are installed at a hub height of 80m. 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.
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.”

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