Siemens has been awarded a 70 wind turbines order for wind farm in Mexico

This is the first order received by Siemens for wind turbines in the Latin America region. The customer is Grupo Soluciones en Energias Renovables (GSEER), a Mexican wind energy developer.

With a total installed rated capacity of more than 160 MW, the Los Vergeles wind power farm is expected to provide clean power to 200,000 households, making it Mexico’s largest wind farm.

The Siemens scope of supply includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the 70 wind turbines with a rated capacity of 2.3 MW each. In addition, Siemens will also execute its first five-year operation and maintenance agreement in the Americas for a wind project.

"The Latin America wind power market is expected to grow significantly in the years to come and the contract with GSEER marks Siemens’ entry into this exciting market," said Andreas Nauen, CEO of the Siemens Wind Power Business Unit. "It is also the largest order for our new wind turbine to date."

During October the company announced a welter of turbine orders in North America totalling 565 MW, and the purchase of Israeli solar-thermal firm Solel for $418m.

Siemens has also clinched major turbine orders for several offshore wind farms in recent months, including the London Array and Sheringham Shoal projects in the UK, and the Baltic 1 and Butendiek projects in Germany.

Earlier this year Siemens announced plans to build a €60m ($90m) nacelle and rotor-blade production facility near Shanghai slated to begin operation in 2010.