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Siemens secures 100MW wind turbine order for Hornsdale Stage 2 project in Australia

CTBR Staff Writer Published 27 July 2016

Siemens has secured a contract to supply turbines for the 100MW Hornsdale 2 wind farm in southern Australia.

The company will install and commission 32 3.2MW turbines for the second phase of the project near Jamestown, which follows the first one Siemens secured last year.

Neoen Australia is the customer for both wind power plants.

The start of turbine installation is expected to occur in December this year. The stage 2 wind farm is anticipated to be completed by June 2017.

Siemens will also provide maintenance services within the framework of a long-term contract.

Hornsdale Stage 2 project contribute significantly to the Australian Capital Territory's (ACT) goal of 100% renewable energy by 2020.

Siemens said that the plant will achieve a record low price of A$ 77 ($58) per MWh, which compares to EUR 0.061/kWh for the first stage.

Neoen Global CEO Xavier Barbaro said: "Hornsdale Stage 2 is another great example of the global strength of France and Germany working together to provide clean energy for 70,000 Australian homes and new employment, training and investment opportunities in South Australia and the ACT.

"With almost 40% of the country's clean energy produced by wind farms, Australia's renewable energy footprint is increasing in size and global relevance – making it a great place to invest and do business."

After completion, the Hornsdale wind farm will save CO2 emissions equal to taking either 290,000 cars off the road or planting 1.9 million trees.


Image: Siemens to supply and install wind turbines for 100MW Hornsdale Stage 2 project in Australia. Photo: Courtesy of Siemens AG.