Siemens Energy has secured the order for the Jeffrey’s Bay wind power plant with a capacity of 138 megawatts (MW) with an order volume of more than EUR880 million
This marks the company’s market entry into the South African wind power sector. Siemens has now received a total of 16 orders for more than 270 onshore wind turbines from Europe and South Africa since July 2012. The total capacity of these projects of 730 MW is sufficient to supply 730,000 households with ecofriendly electricity, with 560 MW of this total booked in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. The total volume of this order for supply, installation and service is more than EUR880 million.
”Electricity produced from wind power will make a significant contribution worldwide to ecofriendly power supply in the future,” said Felix Ferlemann, CEO of the Wind Power Division of Siemens Energy. “The orders from Europe and our market entry in South Africa clearly demonstrate that we are continuing along the right path, also with our onshore business.”
Siemens will supply and install wind turbines, and provide service and maintenance, for three wind farms each in UK, Denmark and Sweden, for two projects each in Turkey and Croatia and for one project each in Macedonia, Poland and South Africa.
Renewable energy sources are also gaining momentum in South Africa. The South African government plans on the construction of additional projects for a total capacity of 20,000 MW of power generation from renewable energy sources by 2030, Siemens has now won the order for Jeffrey’s Bay for delivery of 60 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 2.3 MW and a rotor diameter of 101 meters.
Siemens will also service the wind turbines over an initial period of ten years. Purchaser is a consortium consisting of Mainstream Renewable Power Ltd., its investment partner Globeleq, Thebe Investment Corporation and the local engineering firms Enzani Technologies and Usizo Engineering.