Siemens Energy has won a contract from Cobra Energia to supply 97MW of turbines for the Tres Hermanas wind project in Peru.
Under the terms of the contract, Siemens will deliver a combination of 25 direct drive SWT-3.0-108 wind turbines and eight geared SWT-2.3-108 units for the project that will be located near San Juan de Marcona city and adjacent to the Marcona wind project.
The contract also calls for the provision of service and maintenance for a period of six years for the new wind project, which is expected to become operational in July 2015.
Siemens Energy said the blades and geared nacelles for the project will be manufactured at its facility located in the US.
The new wind power plant is said to be the second project that Cobra Energia is executing with Siemens in Peru.
Earlier in September 2013, Siemens had supplied its 11 wind turbines totaling 32.1MW to Cobra Energia for the Marcona wind project.
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Siemens Energy Wind Power Onshore Americas business CEO Mark Albenz said the company has partnered with Cobra Energia again to provide clean, renewable power to over 90.000 households in Peru.
Albenz said, "This second order from Cobra Energia allows both of our companies to further expand our wind power activities in a growing wind market.
"The project is also important for our US factories in Iowa and Kansas, from which we’ll export all of the blades and geared nacelles for Tres Hermanas."
The Tres Hermanas project had been awarded as part of the second renewable energy tender by the Peruvian Government and contributes to Peru’s energy goals to reduce its dependency on natural gas and decrease CO2 emissions.
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