Siemens secures Moroccan wind turbine contract

Siemens_MoroccoSiemens Energy has won its first wind turbine orders with a total capacity of 100MW for two wind power plants in Morocco.

Nareva Holding and Siemens signed a contract for the delivery of a total of 44 wind turbines for the Haouma and Foum El Oued wind power plants.

Commercial operations in 2013

The scope of supply includes the delivery, installation and commissioning of the wind turbines, as well as a five-year service contract for each project. Both wind power plants are expected to commence commercial operation by summer 2013.

The Haouma Wind Farm project will be built in Northern Morocco. At 50MW, Haouma will feature 22 Siemens SWT-2.3-93 wind turbines.

Foum El Oued will be built in one of the windiest areas of Morocco in the municipality of Laâyoune, 9 km south east of the port of Laâyoune in Southern Morocco. Also at 50MW, Foum El Oued will feature 22 SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines.

Entry into African market

"These two orders mark Siemens Wind Power's entry on the African wind market and clearly show that our internationalization strategy is successful," said Felix Ferlemann, CEO of the Siemens Wind Power Division.

Government target

The Moroccan government has set the target of raising the contribution of renewable energy to 20 per cent of national electricity consumption by 2020.

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