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Siemens wins maiden wind power project in Peru

Siemens (NYSE:à‚ SI) has been commissioned to provide 11 wind turbines totalling 32.1 MW in San Juan de Marcona, Peru by Cobra Energia, the first such project undertaken by the German multinational in the country.

All of the blades and three of the geared nacelles will be produced at Siemens’ U.S. plants. Additionally, the company will provide service and maintenance for seven years.

The project also marks the entry of Cobra Energia into Peru’s renewable energy market. It plays an important role in Peru’s energy goals to reduce its dependency on natural gas and decrease CO2 emissions. The wind power plant will consist of eight 3-MW direct drive SWT-3.0-108 wind turbines and three 2.3-MW geared SWT-2.3-108 units. All turbines have a rotor diameter of 108 meters each and are installed at a hub height of 80 meters.
Siemens SWT 3
In a press statement Siemens said its environmental portfolio solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 330 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.à‚ 

The Peruvian wind power facility is expected to go online in March 2014.

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