none

SIEMENS LEADING THE PUSH FOR WIND ENERGY

27-08-2015
by 
in 

Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply turbines for a 100MW wind farm in South Australia, meaning Australia joins Canada and South Africa in Siemen’s push for renewable energy.

The engineering giant will deliver 32 of its onshore blades, which are expected to provide power to more than 70,000 households as a part of the Hornsale wind farm, located in south Australia, a €166 million (£117m) project developed by energy company Neoen Australia.

It is expected to generate more than 400GWh per year – equivalent to a fifth of the region annual electricity consumption.

Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore at Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division said: “We are delighted that Neoen entrusted Siemens to support the region around Canberra with our environment friendly technology.”

Siemens will manufacture 32 of its 3.2MW turbines for the Hornsdale project in South Australia, will service the turbines, and will set up a skills centre to train engineers.The project has potential to increase to 270MW, following the initial 100MW phase. 

According to Siemens, construction at the project will begin immediately. The manufacturer also signed an engineering, procurement and construction deal with Neoen, alongside a long-term servicing contract.

Siemens said the Hornsdale project will help the ACT government, which is hoping to achieve 90% renewable energy by 2020.

Related news & editorials

  1. 24.09.2018
    24.09.2018
    by      In
    CSIRO is shooting for the Moon this week at 18th Australian Space Research Conference on the Gold Coast with the launch of an industry roadmap designed to encourage the development of the technological expertise to help to establish a human base on the Moon.
    The report, “Space: A roadmap for... Read More
  2. 20.09.2018
    20.09.2018
    by      In
    Control Logic has set its sights on expansion, with a new leadership team incorporating key roles in products and marketing, sales and development, and operations and services. The move aims to increase the company’s skill set and focus to drive innovation and expand the company’s expertise and... Read More
  3. 19.09.2018
    19.09.2018
    by      In
    The Australian Made Campaign is providing some valuable support for the nation’s furniture manufacturers with its latest initiative, which urges local buyers to ‘take comfort in their purchase’ and choose genuine Aussie furniture, bedding and furnishings this spring.
    According to Australian Made... Read More
  4. 12.09.2018
    12.09.2018
    by      In
    Siemens has unveiled its new manufacturing facility in Yatala (Queensland), which has been set up to support the growing global demand for the locally developed Fusesaver medium-voltage circuit breaker.
    The new factory is part of an ongoing $25 million investment in manufacturing and research of... Read More