Siemens and Neoen Australia have signed a contract for the Hornsdale Wind Farm project, located in the state of South Australia.
Neoen Australia is investing AUD $250 million in the project that will make a major contribution to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government's target of 90% renewable energy by 2020.
The agreement, which calls for 32 Siemens direct-drive wind turbines, features a 20-year power contract with ACT at a rate of EUR 0.061/kWh.
After commissioning, Siemens notes the Hornsdale wind power plant is expected to produce over 400 GWh per year – an amount of energy equivalent to one-fifth of the territory's annual electricity consumption.
‘We are delighted that Neoen entrusted Siemens to support the region around Canberra with our environment-friendly technology,’ says Thomas Richterich, CEO of Siemens wind power and renewables division. ‘At the Hornsdale Wind Farm we have three factors of success combined: Neoen's international expertise, Australia's natural resources and the efficiency of our cutting-edge, direct-drive technology.’
Caption: Siemens D3 wind turbines for down under: The Hornsdale wind project, located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), will consist of 32 Siemens SWT-3.2-113 direct-drive wind turbines.