Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced this week that it had received one of its largest ever Chinese wind turbine order, for 300 megawatts set to be delivered to Inner Mongolia.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is the result of a merger between the two named companies, Siemens’ Wind Power business & Spanish wind energy company Gamesa, which officially completed their merger in April of this year. Both companies bring with them a long history of global wind energy activity, including an impressive 6.3 gigawatt (GW) installation history throughout Asia, as well as another 5 GW in India.
It is no surprise, then, that the newly-merged company has continued its performance in Asia, and has this week reinforced its commitment to the region with a new order for 300 megawatts (MW), one of the largest orders ever in Asia.
The company will supply 150 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines to the Xilinhot complex, in Inner Mongolia. Siemens Gamesa refrained from naming the developer of the Xilinhot project, but it appears from various sources that it is being developed under the auspices of the Huaneng Group, one of the five largest state-owned electric utility enterprises in China.
Siemens Gamesa will provide the wind farm with a total of 300 MW worth of wind turbines, set for delivery beginning in the second quarter of 2018, with the Xilinhot project expected to be completed and operational by the end of the year. Siemens Gamesa will also provide long-term operation & maintenance to the project.
“With this significant order, the company has achieved a new milestone in its strategy in China where it has already installed over 4.6 GW,” said Álvaro Bilbao, CEO of Siemens Gamesa in Asia Pacific.