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Siemens bags wind power orders worth €880 million

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on March 12, 2018

Siemens Energy said it has secured a 138 MW order from Jeffrey’s Bay wind power plant in South Africa.

The order also marks the company’s entry into the country’s wind power sector.

Siemens has now received a total of 16 orders for over 270 onshore wind turbines from Europe and South Africa since July 2012.

Total capacity

The total capacity of these projects is 730 MW, of which, 560 MW was booked in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. The total volume of this order for supply, installation and service is over €880 million, Siemens said.

“Electricity produced from wind power will make a significant contribution worldwide to eco-friendly power supply in the future,” said Felix Ferlemann, CEO of the Wind Power Division of Siemens Energy.

The South African Government plans additional projects of a total capacity of 20,000 MW of power generation from renewable energy sources by 2030.

The Jeffrey’s Bay order is for 60 wind turbines of 2.3 MW each. The company will also service the turbines over an initial period of 10 years. The buyer is a consortium consisting of Mainstream Renewable Power, its investment partner, Globeleq, Thebe Investment Corporation, and two local engineering firms.

shanker.s@thehindu.co.in

Published on November 22, 2012

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