Siemens places order for wind turbine towers

Siemens has placed an order with South Wales-based Mabey Bridge to manufacture towers for 15, 2.3MW turbines bound for the Mynydd y Betws wind farm in Carmarthenshire.

Siemens will supply, transport, install and commission the two-section 63m-high, 105-tonne towers for local developer, Cambrian Renewable Energy Limited, owned by the ESB, Ireland’s main electricity utility company.

The wind turbines will have a tip height of 110m and an installed capacity of up to 34.5MW.

Siemens believes the project will generate electricity to power approximately 18,250 households, equivalent to almost a quarter of Carmarthenshire.

The towers will be delivered in summer 2012 and the project is due for completion by February 2013.