ENGIE ropes in Siemens Gamesa to set up 260MW wind farm in Peru
Category: #energy-and-environment  By Pranali Mehta  Date: 2021-04-15
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ENGIE ropes in Siemens Gamesa to set up 260MW wind farm in Peru

French multinational electric utility company- ENGIE has reportedly selected Siemens Gamesa to expand its operations and meet the sustainable energy requirements of Latin America through the installation of a wind farm for generating 260 MW of renewable energy for Peru at the Punta Lomitas project in the southern part of Ica.

Notably, Punta Lomitas is expected to be equipped with nearly 50 units of the Siemens Gamesa 5.0-145 onshore turbine, that operates between 5 MW to 5.2 MW, for a cumulative capacity of 260 MW.

Citing reliable sources, Peru is aiming at reaching nearly 15% of clean energy generation through 2030, tripling its prevailing capacity.

It is worth mentioning that the transaction marks ENGIE Energia Peru’s first wind project in the country. To date, the Andean nation has an approximate installed capacity of 400 MW of wind energy, more than 8 operating parks and is focusing on tripling its sustainable power generation offerings by 2030. For its part, Siemens Gamesa has almost 164 MW of installed energy capacity across Peru.

As per reports, Punta Lomitas is expected to be equipped with nearly 50 units of the SG 5.0-145 onshore turbine which will be commissioned in the first half of 2023. The turbines are expected to operate between 5 MW to 5.2 MW. The order comprises a long-term operation along with a maintenance contract that places Siemens Gamesa in a privileged position servicing 5 wind farms of Peru.

Apparently, ENGIE has a total of 10 GW wind energy installed capacity, of which approximately 20% has been executed with Siemens Gamesa technology.

Peru began the adoption of wind power in 1996 through pilot installation, with the first project being developed in the year 2006. The Peruvian government has committed to reaching nearly 15% of clean power generation by 2030.

Source Credit: https://www.evwind.es/2021/04/14/siemens-gamesa-to-supply-wind-turbines-at-perus-largest-wind-farm/80370

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