Siemens Energy has secured an 81MW wind power contract for the Caparispisan project in Pagudpud, Illocos Norte, Philippines.
The contract was placed by Northern Luzon UPC Asia, AC Energy Holdings and Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure comprised of Government Service Insurance System, APG and Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines).
Under the contract, Siemens will supply and install 27 direct drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.0-101, and provide services for a period of five years.
Each of the wind turbines feature a rotor diameter of 101m and have a capacity of 3MW, while the company expects to install and commission the turbines in 2014.
Siemens Wind Power Asia Pacific CEO Kay Weber said the contract will support further development of the company’s renewable energy.
"Our SWT-3.0 direct drive wind turbine will provide our customers high-quality and profitability with innovation, which will prove that Siemens is a partner they can trust," Weber said.
Siemens said wind power in the Philippines takes a small percentage of the total energy output and has significant potential capacity to be installed.
According to statistics from the Global Wind Energy Council, Philippines had a cumulative installed wind capacity of 33MW by the end of 2011 and is expected to install more than 500MW by 2020.
Image: Siemens SWT-3.0-101 wind turbine. Photo: courtesy of Siemens Energy.