Siemens Energy has received an order to deliver 63 of its SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines for five wind power plants in Brazil.
The wind turbines have a rating of 2.3 megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 101 meters. Purchaser is the utility Tractebel Energia, headquartered in Florianópolis, Brazil. After commissioning in late 2012, the combined capacity of the five projects will be 145 MW. Four of the wind power plants are located in the state of Ceará and one in Piauí in northeastern Brazil.
“This is the third order in the last six months Siemens has received for wind turbines from Brazil,” said Jens-Peter Saul, CEO of the Siemens Wind Power Business Unit. “This demonstrates the confidence our customers have in our technology and in our commitment to a successful internationalization strategy.” In Latin America, Brazil is considered to be a key wind market. Experts estimate that up to five gigawatts of wind power will be installed by 2015.
Internationalization is a key pillar of Siemens’ strategy in the wind business. In addition to opening two new factories in the U.S. and China at the end of 2010, the company has also announced plans for new factories or the extension of supply chain management in Canada, the United Kingdom, India, Russia and Brazil.
Wind energy is part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2010, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about EUR28 billion, making Siemens the world’s largest supplier of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 270 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of the megacities Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo, Delhi and Singapore.