The German multinational company, which has just announced that it will provide 68 machines of 2.3 MW to Scottish & Souther Electric Energy in Scotland, has initialed a framework agreement with several Russian entities that provides the manufacture of wind turbines in that country, as well as the installation of at least 1.2 GW in Russia.
The company has used the visit of the head of the German government, Angela Merkel to Ekaterinburg, capital of the Urals, to finalize the powerful framework agreement. This optimizes the synergies of the engineering activities of Siemens in the transport and energy sectors, since it also covers the supply of 240 regional trains to RZD, the public railway company, over the next ten years.
The wind component the agreement provides for the establishment of a joint venture that will create a production center in the country, whose location has not yet been determined. The company is led by Siemens and owned by public corporations and Russian RusHydro and Rostechnologii. In this way, Siemens opened a market that aims to install five gigawatts of wind power by 2020. Under the agreement, the company will manufacture and supply wind turbines for Russian projects totaling at least 1.2 GW of power in the next five years.
Also this week, the German multinational company has signed a supply agreement with renewable energy subsidiary of Scottish & Souther Electric Energy (SSER). Under the agreement, Siemens allocated 68 machines for 2.3 MW Griffin Park, located 30 kilometers from the city of Perth and whose implementation is expected in 2012. In addition to supplying and installing the machines, Siemens is also responsible for its maintenance during the first five years.
Of the 68 turbines, 61 will have a 101 meter rotor, as will the remaining seven of 93. This is the second contract that Siemens achieved with SSER, following a commitment to supply 350 MW to the Scottish electricity last year for Clyde project, which will also become operational in 2012.