81 MW: Siemens snags large wind power order in the Philippines
Hamburg - Siemens Energy has received its first wind power order for the Caparispisan project in Pagudpud, Illocos Norte, Philippines.
Wind power in the Philippines takes a small percentage of the total energy output and has significant potential capacity to be installed. According to statistics from the Global Wind Energy Council, the Philippines, being one of the important emerging wind markets in Asia, had by the end of 2011 a cumulative installed wind capacity of 33 MW and is expected to install in excess of 500 MW by 2020. "We are delighted to have won our first order in Philippines to support the further development of its renewable energy. Our SWT-3.0 direct drive wind turbine will provide our customers high quality and profitability with innovation, which will prove that Siemens is a partner they can trust." Kay Weber, CEO of Siemens Wind Power Asia Pacific region said.
Source: IWR Online, 17 Jul 2013