Following the country’s initial round of renewable energy auctions, German energy company Siemens Gamesa has acquired a turbine contract in the Philippines from renewable developer ACEN. For the 70 MW Capa wind farm, Siemens Gamesa will supply 14 of its SG 5.0-145 turbines. The wind farm is being constructed in Caparispisan, Ilocos Norte, and is anticipated to start operating in the first quarter of 2024.
Additionally, Siemens Gamesa has agreed to provide project operation and maintenance services for a five-year term. In the first round of auctions held in the Philippines in June 2022, bids were submitted for nearly 2 GW of renewable energy capacity spread across many projects. Additionally, the auctions sought to increase investment in renewable energy at competitive prices. To achieve energy security and sustainable development, the Philippines has set goals of at least 35 per cent renewable energy by 2030 and 50 per cent by 2040.
Prior to this, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) also received an offshore wind turbine order from Green Power Investment for the Ishikari offshore wind power project in Japan. The 112 MW wind power project is located in Hokkaido, Japan, about 5 km from the shore of Ishikari Bay. As part of the agreement, SGRE would deliver 14 of its SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines, each with a 167m rotor and an 8 MW capacity.