The scope of supply for Siemens includes the delivery and installation of the 28 SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines. Furthermore, Meridian Energy and Siemens signed a two-year service and maintenance contract.
The project is the first wind power plant in New Zealand to be built in partnership between a community power trust and a state-owned power generator and retailer.
The consistently strong wind speeds in New Zealand make the country ideal for wind energy plants, In October, Siemens commissioned its first wind power plant in New Zealand.
The 62 SWT-2.3-82VS wind turbines at the West Wind site, which is also owned by Meridian Energy, is now supplying up to 70 000 homes with clean energy.