The plant is expected to go online in March 2014. The wind power plant will consist of eight 3-MW direct drive SWT-3.0-108 wind turbines and three 2.3-MW geared SWT-2.3-108 units. All turbines have a rotor diameter of 108 m each and are installed at a hub height of 80 m. All of the blades and three of the geared nacelles will be produced at Siemens’ US plants and the company will provide service and maintenance for seven years.
The project also marks the entry of Cobra Energia into Peru’s renewable energy market where it plans to play an important role in Peru’s energy goals to reduce its dependency on natural gas and decrease CO2 emissions.
”With this order from Cobra Energia we are expanding our wind power activities in South America. This is the first wind project for both of our companies in Peru and together we will provide clean, renewable power in a growing wind market,” said Mark Albenze, CEO of Siemens Energy’s wind power Americas business.