Siemens has received an order with a combined capacity of 270 MW for a wind farm in Australia.

Snowtown II wind farm will be located approximately 140 km north of Adelaide in South Australia and be operated by TrustPower, one of New Zealand’s biggest utilities.

The deal covers the delivery, installation, commissioning and servicing of 90 of Siemens’ 3 MW turbines.

Installation is scheduled to begin next year with commissioning of the plant planned for 2014.

The Global Wind Energy Council estimates that Australia’s installed wind power capacity will triple from today’s 2200 MW to around 6900 MW by 2016.