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Wind Energy: Siemens Gamesa Receives Major Order from Chile

Zamudio, Spain - Wind turbine manufacturer Siemens Gamesa Renewables has received three new orders to supply 359 MW of wind turbines to customers in Chile.

At the end of the fiscal year, the order volume in Chile amounts to 640 MW. The turbines will provide enough electricity to cover the demand of more than 900,000 people. This in turn will contribute significantly contribute to Chile's ambitious decarbonization program, including the closure of 28 coal-fired power plants, Siemens Gamesa announced.

The latest three contracts cover the installation and commissioning of 82 SG 4.5-145 turbines with flexible power rating and long-term operation and maintenance services of up to 15 years to some of the projects. Installation of the wind turbines is scheduled for next year 2020.

According to ACERA, Chile's renewable energy association, the country has an installed renewable energy capacity of 5,659 MW, representing 22.6 percent of the total, including around 1,932 MW of wind power (7.7 percent).



Source: IWR Online, 21 Oct 2019