Siemens Gamesa has won its first windpower deal with China’s State Power Investment Corporation.

The contract is for 21 MW at a windfarm in Inner Mongolia which is due to be commissioned in August.

Siemens Gamesa will supply six of its SG 3.4-132 wind turbines, which have a flexible power rating of 3.65 MW, and will also be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the turbines for five years.

The windfarm, located in Holingola, Tongliao city, is part of a circular economy demonstration project where generated electricity will be ‘self-used’ by an electrolytic aluminum plant of State Power Investment Corporation.

The demonstration project is intended to maximize the use of local resources, including wind, coal, water and heating.

The windfarm will also gather performance data for a planned 6 GW windpower project of SPIC that is due to be built in Inner Mongolia.

“We’re delighted to reach this milestone cooperation with SPIC, one of China’s top five power producers,” said Richard Paul Luijendijk, chief executive of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Onshore APAC.

“Based on our global scale and size, business diversification and technological leadership, SGRE is better positioned than before to support our customers to harness the power of wind in the world’s largest wind energy market here and beyond.”