Siemens Energy receives new orders for turnkey construction of 15 solar PV plants with combined capacity of 25 MWp, including six power plants in Italy, nine in France, Martinique, Guadeloupe

Rachel Carter

Rachel Carter

Sep 1, 2011 – Siemens

ERLANGEN, Germany , September 1, 2011 (press release) – Siemens Energy has received new orders for the turnkey construction of 15 photovoltaic plants with a combined capacity of 25 megawatts peak (MWp). In Italy, six solar power plants will be erected in the Marche, Lazio, Umbria and Puglia regions for multiple customers. After commissioning in summer 2011 the combined rating of 16.7 MWp will provide about 6,700 households in Italy with environmentally friendly power. In addition, Siemens as general contractor will erect nine photovoltaic plants in the overseas department of France, Martinique and Guadeloupe. Customer is Sun Development, a company specialized on PV plants development and operation. The plants are scheduled to go online end of 2011. The combined capacity of eight MWp is sufficient to provide up to 3,200 households on the islands with clean power.

As the general contractor, Siemens is the EPC contractor responsible for the turnkey construction, engineering and project management of the photovoltaic plants. The scope of supply includes the full range of Siemens components, such as inverters, medium-voltage equipment as well as monitoring and control system. For the solar power plants in Martinique and Guadeloupe, Siemens will also deliver service and maintenance. “Siemens takes responsibility for customized planning, engineering, delivery and installation of all the necessary components,” said Martin Schulz, Vice President Photovoltaics of the Siemens Renewable Energy Division. “These new orders demonstrate that we are the right partner for complete project and are able to erect the PV plants within a short time.”

Photovoltaic plants are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2010, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about EUR28 billion, making Siemens the world’s largest supplier of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 270 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of the megacities Hong Kong, London, New York, Tokyo, Delhi and Singapore.

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The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2010 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR25.5 billion and received new orders totaling more than EUR30.1 billion and posted a profit of more than EUR3.3 billion. On September 30, 2010, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 88,000. Further information is available at:

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