Siemens (NYSE: SI) has received an order for 50 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 115 MW for the El Arrayán wind farm in Chile, approximately 400 kilometers north of Santiago. The project will be developed as a joint venture between Pattern Energy and AEI. The mining division of Antofagasta plc, the parent company of Minera Los Pelambres, has also purchased an equity stake in the El Arrayán project.
The scope of supply encompasses delivery, installation and commissioning of 50 SWT-2.3-101 wind turbines with a power rating of 2.3 MW and a rotor diameter of 101 meters, including a five-year service and maintenance contract.
Installation of the project is scheduled to begin in spring 2013, with commissioning of the wind energy plant planned for early 2014.