The 64 MW Te Uku wind power project will see the first installation of the Siemens SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines in the Asia-Pacific region. With a diameter of 101 m, the rotors of the wind turbines have a swept area of 8000 m2. The wind turbine is based on the design of Siemens’ 2.3 MW family of wind turbines.
The wind farm is scheduled to come on line in 2011 and will have a capacity of 64 MW.
Meridian Energy and Siemens have also signed a two-year service and maintenance contract.