Siemens JV wins big Indonesia power plant order

24 July 2017

German engineering company Siemens said its joint venture with Spain's Gamesa has won an order to supply  20 gearless SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines for an onshore wind power plant projet in Indonesia.

The "Tolo 1" onshore wind project is being developed by Equis Energy, the largest renewable energy IPP (independent power producer) in the Asia-Pacific region and the plant will be installed by the end of this year.

As per the deal, Siemens Gamesa will be providing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services as well as operations and maintenance (O&M).

The ‘Tolo 1’ wind power plant will be installed in Jeneponto on the south-coast of the central Indonesian island Sulawesi. For the installation work, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is working in consortium with one of the largest Indonesian construction companies PT PP (Persero) Tbk.

The commissioning is planned for early 2018, said a statement from the company.

With this deal, the Spanish-headquartered Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has clinched its first order in Indonesia for gearless SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines.

On the big order, Alvaro Bilbao Moran, head of the Asia Pacific region in Siemens Gamesa’s onshore business unit, said: "We are proud to be awarded with this order since Equis Energy is an important and very dynamic player in the Indonesian energy market."

"With a number of innovative renewable energy projects in Indonesia, Equis Energy is really a great contributor to the country’s climate protection. We are looking forward to further co-operation with Equis Energy in Indonesia and throughout Asia in the near future," he added.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy boasts a worldwide installed capacity of 75 GW and has a major presence in more than 90 countries and a team of 27,000 employees worldwide.

David Russell, CEO of Equis Energy, said, "Indonesia is set for a period of rapid, sustained growth in energy demand. Equis is committed to leveraging our experience and expertise in Indonesia to support these government initiatives and local community development."

The wind project will be connected to the Indonesian energy grid via a local substation and a purpose-built 150 kilovolt (kV) transmission line.

The type SWT-3.6-130 direct-drive turbines –each with a rating of 3.6 MW and a rotor-diameter of 130m –will be installed on steel towers with hub heights of 135m.