Siemens Energy has been awarded an order for 70 wind turbines for the Los Vergeles wind
farm in Tamaulipas, Mexico. This is the first order received by Siemens for wind turbines in the Latin America region. Purchaser is Grupo Soluciones en Energias Renovables (GSEER), a Mexican wind energy developer. With a total installed rated capacity of more than 160 megawatts (MW), the Los Vergeles wind farm is expected to provide clean power to 200,000 households, making it Mexico's largest wind farm. The order value exceeds USD270 million.
The Siemens scope of supply includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the 70 wind turbines with a rated capacity of 2.3 MW each. In addition, Siemens will also execute its first 5-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement in the Americas for a wind project.
"The Latin America wind power market is expected to grow significantly in the years to come and the contract with GSEER marks Siemens' entry into this exciting market," said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens Wind Power Business Unit. "It is also the largest order for our new wind turbine to date." With a rotor diameter of 101 meters this turbine is a great fit for optimizing return on investment at locations with low wind levels.
Wind power is part of Siemens' environmental portfolio. In 2009, revenue from products and solutions of Siemens' environmental portfolio was EUR23 billion, which is equivalent to more than a quarter of Siemens' total revenue, making Siemens the largest provider of environmentally friendly technology.
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world's leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2008 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR22.6 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR33.4 billion and posted a profit of EUR1.4 billion. On September 30, 2008, the Energy Sector had a work force of approximately 83,500.
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