Siemens secures follow-up onshore wind project in Australia
Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply, install and commission 32 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 113 meters, for the Hornsdale Stage 2 onshore wind farm in South Australia. Stage 2 is an addition to the Hornsdale Stage 1 wind farm project, for which Siemens has signed a contract in August 2015. The customer for both wind power plants is Neoen Australia, a business of the French company Neoen. With a capacity of 100 megawatts (MW), Hornsdale Stage 2 will be a major contribution to the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) target of 100% renewable energy by 2020. Installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin in December 2016, with the start of operations expected by June 2017. Siemens will then be responsible for service and maintenance of the wind turbines within the framework of a long-term service agreement. ….