Cobra Energia has awarded Siemens another order to expand its onshore wind power fleet in Peru by 97 MW. The Tres Hermanas wind project includes a combination of 25 direct-drive SWT-3.0-108 wind turbines and eight geared SWT-2.3-108 units. The contract also includes six years of service and maintenance.
The new wind power plant is the second project that Spanish wind developer Cobra Energia is executing with Siemens in Peru. In September 2013, Cobra Energia purchased 11 Siemens turbines with a total capacity of 32.1 MW for the Marcona wind project. The Tres Hermanas project will be located near the city of San Juan de Marcona and adjacent to the Marcona project, and Tres Hermanas is expected to be commissioned in July 2015.
‘This second order from Cobra Energia allows both of our companies to further expand our wind power activities in a growing wind market. We are pleased to partner with Cobra Energia again to provide clean, renewable power to more than 90.000 households in Peru,’ says Mark Albenze, CEO of Siemens Energy's Wind Power Onshore Americas business. ‘The project is also important for our U.S. factories in Iowa and Kansas, from which we'll export all of the blades and geared nacelles for Tres Hermanas.’