Siemens has secured a $1.152Billion order to deliver 60 wind turbines for the 138MW Jeffrey’s Bay wind power plant in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
The German firm will supply the wind turbines, each with a 2.3MW capacity and a rotor diameter of 101metres, for the Jeffrey’s Bay plant, in addition to servicing the wind turbines for a period of ten years.
The project is part of the construction of several renewable energy plants, which would cater to the country’s desire for clean electricity. Turbines and equipment will be delivered to a consortium comprising of Mainstream Renewable Power, Globeleq, Thebe Investment, Enzani Technologies, and Usizo Engineering.
Siemens says that this order marks its market entry into South Africa’s wind power sector.
Since July 2012, Siemens has received a total of 16 orders for over 270 onshore wind turbines from Europe and South Africa.