Siemens Power Generation has received four major orders to supply both wind turbines and steam turbines for new power plants in Spain.
For its part, Spain’s largest construction company Actividades de Construccion y Servicios (ACS), has ordered 50 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.3MW each, which will be erected in four separate wind farms in Andalucía. The Siemens contract with ACS also includes the supply, transport, and the installation of the turbines, as well as a five year service contract. Delivery of the wind turbines from Brande, Denmark, is scheduled to begin in February 2008.
ACS has also ordered an SST-700 industrial steam turbine for a solar-thermal power plant called Extresol I which will be built in southern Spain.
Siemens had previously received orders for two SST-700 steam turbines for two solar-thermal power plants – Andasol 1 and 2 – near the Almerian coast of Andalusia. When these plants come on-line in 2008 and 2009, they will be the largest solar power plants in the world, with a collector area of 512,000 square metres and a capacity of 50MW each.
The Andasol projects, both being built by Spain’s ASC/Cobra group, will also be equipped with thermal salt-storage, allowing the plants to run 24 hours a day during the peak summer period.
The total volume of all four of the new orders is more than €170m.