Via press release, Siemens has secured a contract to supply 70 wind turbines to one of Mexico’s largest wind farms, the Los Vergeles project, in a deal that marks its first major turbine order in Latin America.
Grupo Soluciones en Energias Renovables, a Mexican wind-energy developer, will pay Siemens $270 M for the SWT-101 turbines, rated at 2.3 megawatts each. The 160 MW Los Vergeles project will be built in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
“The Latin American wind power market is expected to grow significantly in the years to come,” says Andreas Nauen, chief executive of Siemens’ wind division.
The deal marks the largest order of Siemens’ new 2.3 MW turbine, launched in March 2009. The new turbine, which boasts a swept area of 8,000 square meters, is intended for use in low-wind areas. Siemens claims low-wind areas will soon account for one-third of global turbine sales.