Posted on June 6, 2012 - ( views)
Siemens has received a wind turbine order with a cumulative capacity of 115 megawatts from Chile. Clients for the El Arrayán wind power project, located approximately 400 kilometers north of Santiago, are the partners Pattern Energy Group LP, Ashmore Energy International (AEI) and Antofagasta Minerals SA (AMSA). The scope of supply encompasses delivery, installation and commissioning of 50 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2.3 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 101 meters. The order includes a five-year service and maintenance contract. After the commissioning planned in early 2014, El Arrayán will be the largest wind farm in Chile and provide clean power for up to 200,000 households.
"The El Arrayán wind power plant marks our market entry in Chile. This project also proves that we are well positioned on the global wind markets with our product portfolio. It is our goal to grow our presence in this region,” said Felix Ferlemann, CEO of the Siemens Wind Power Division. The Global Wind Energy Council concluded that Chile has good wind resources from the northern deserts to the extreme South and estimates the country’s wind energy potential to be around 40 gigawatts.
Wind Power is part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2011, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about EUR30 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 nearly 320 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.
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