Siemens Gamesa has won a new deal with ACEN CORPORATION (ACEN) to supply 14 units of the SG 5.0-145 turbines in the Philippines following the first round of renewable energy auctions.
The order follows the signing last year of the country’s largest wind project with the same customer for the 160 MW Pagudpud wind farm in Balaoi and Caunayan.
The awarded 70 MW Capa wind farm, located in Caparispisan, Ilocos Norte province, is expected to be completed and start operations by the first quarter of 2024. Siemens Gamesa also secured a contract to provide five years of operation and maintenance services for the wind project.
The first 81 MW wind farm in Caparispisan by North Luzon Renewables was installed in 2014 and has operated as ACEN’s largest wind project in the Philippines. This project was also supplied by Siemens Gamesa. To date, Siemens Gamesa has installed 60 percent of the total wind power capacity in the country.
The Philippines concluded the first round of auctions for approximately 2,000 MW of various renewables projects in June, marking a significant step in developing clean energy at competitive prices and attracting investments to the renewables sector.
The Philippines has set a target of at least 35 percent renewable power by 2030 and 50 percent by 2040 to achieve energy security, sustainable development, and inclusive growth and mitigate the impacts of climate change.
Wind power in the Philippines accounts for just 1 percent of electricity production, while the target is to achieve 9 percent by 2030 and 13 percent by 2035.
Siemens Gamesa has installed more than 11.2 GW of onshore turbines in Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. On the offshore side, the company has received its first firm order of 112 MW in Japan and more than 3 GW of firm orders in Taiwan, including the installation of Taiwan’s first offshore wind power plant in 2019.