Siemens Gamesa, Equis Energy and PT PP built 72MW wind power in Indonesia

Tinuku ~ Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) is awarded a contract to build a wind power plant in Indonesia. The renewable energy contractor giant has just awarded a contract to build the wind power project in Tolo, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, with a total capacity of approximately 72 megawatts (MW). The power plant is scheduled to be fully operational by 2018.

Tinuku Siemens Gamesa, Equis Energy and PT PP built 72MW wind power in Indonesia

Spain-based renewable energy company Siemens Gamesa will provide construction, operation and maintenance services for the Tolo 1 wind power project in South Sulawesi developed by Asia Pacific's largest renewable energy company Equis Energy.

The Tolo 1 project involves the Siemens partnership with Indonesian construction company PT PP Tbk and will be fully operational by 2018. The project will build 20 SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines and a 135-meter-high rotor diameter with an output capacity of 3.6 MW.

The plant will connect to the power grid through a local substation and a 150 kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The Government of Indonesia is actively undertaking infrastructure development including renewable power generation in the islands and the development of the electric vehicle industry.

"We are proud to partner with Equis Energy as a very important and very dynamic player in the Indonesian energy market," said Alvaro Bilbao Moran, head of the Asia Pacific region at Onshore Siemens Gamesa.

"A number of innovative renewable energy projects in Indonesia, Equis Energy is truly a major contributor to climate protection in the country, we look forward to further cooperation with Equis Energy in Indonesia and across Asia in the near future," Moran said.

Indonesia has set ambitious energy targets with 23 percent renewable share by 2019. Siemens Gamesa has previously announced to build a 75MW Sidrap project earlier this year.

"Indonesia has a fast and sustainable energy growth and Equis is committed to leveraging our experience and expertise in Indonesia to support local government and community development initiatives," said Equis Energy chief executive David Russell.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is a manufacturing company mainly engaged in the manufacture of wind turbines and the construction of wind power plants. The company already has 75 GW plants in more than 90 countries and employs 27,000 employees worldwide.

Equis Energy is the largest independent power producer company in Asia Pacific, while PT PP is one of the largest civil engineering companies from Indonesia with business scope covering Southeast Asia.