GSEER orders Siemens wind turbines

Siemens Energy has been awarded a $270m order for 70 wind turbines from Mexican wind-energy developer Grupo Soluciones en Energias Renovables.

Siemens Energy has been awarded a $270m (£161m) order for 70 wind turbines from Mexican wind-energy developer Grupo Soluciones en Energias Renovables (GSEER).

This is the first order Siemens has received for its wind turbines in Latin America; they will be deployed at the Los Vergeles wind farm in Tamaulipas, Mexico.

With a total installed rated capacity of more than 160MW, the Los Vergeles wind farm is expected to provide power to 200,000 households, making it Mexico’s largest wind farm.

The Siemens contract calls for the company to deliver, install and commission the 70 wind turbines, which have a rated capacity of 2.3MW each. In addition, Siemens will operate and maintain the wind farm over a five-year period.

‘The Latin America wind-power market is expected to grow significantly in the years to come and the contract with GSEER marks Siemens’ entry into this market,’ said Andreas Nauen, chief executive officer of the Siemens Wind Power Business Unit. ‘It is also the largest order for our new (2.3MW) wind turbine to date.’

In 2009, revenue from Siemens’ environmental business was €23bn (£21bn), which is equivalent to more than a quarter of the company’s total revenue.