Siemens makes Peru wind debut

Siemens has received its first wind power order in Peru, for 11 turbines with a total capacity of 32MW.

The order comes from Spanish wind developer Cobra Energia for the supply, delivery and commissioning of eight Siemens 3MW SWT-3.0-108 turbines and three of its 2.3MW SWT-2.3-108 machines.

All have a rotor diameter of 108 metres and will be installed at a hub height of 80 metres.

Siemens will provide service and maintenance for seven years.

"With this order from Cobra Energia we are expanding our wind power activities in South America.

"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,“ says Mark Albenze, chief executive of Siemens Energy’s Wind Power Americas business.

The blades will be produced in Siemens' factory in Fort Madison, Iowa, and the nacelles in Hutchinson, Kansas