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Siemens Energy secures EUR880m contract for 138MW wind project in South Africa

CTBR Staff Writer Published 23 November 2012

Siemens Energy has secured a €880m supply and installation contract for the 138MW Jeffrey's Bay wind power plant in South Africa.

The scope of the contract includes the supply of 60 turbines, each with a capacity of 2.3MW and a rotor diameter of 101 meters.

Siemens Energy will also handle the servicing of the turbines for the first ten years for the farm that is owned by a consortium consisting of Mainstream Renewable Power, investment partners Globeleq and Thebe Investment and South African firms Enzani Technologies and Usizo Engineering.

Siemens Energy wind power division CEO Felix Ferlemann remarked that wind power is expected to make a significant contribution to total energy generation in the country.

The Jeffrey Bay's contract is Siemens' first for the South African market, taking its total wind portfolio from Europe and Africa to 730MW.

"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," added Ferlemann.