Santiago, Metropolitan Region                                                                                      

Siemens Gamesa signs 10-year service contract for Senvion's largest wind farms in South America

December 18, 2020

Adds 299 MW to the Siemens Gamesa service offer in the region, reaffirming company’s leadership in the Latin American market.

Deal strengthens Siemens Gamesa’s position in multibrand servicing platforms globally.

 

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has signed a 10-year service contract with Aela Energia, to manage end-to-end operations and maintenance for 93 Senvion wind turbines at the Sarco and Aurora wind farms in Chile, South America. The contract is Siemens Gamesa’s first to service a Senvion fleet in the Latin American market. As Senvion’s largest wind farms in South America, it will add 299 MW to the Siemens Gamesa service offer, reaffirming the company’s leadership in the region. It also strengthens Siemens Gamesa’s position in multibrand servicing platforms globally.

This win marks the fifth major Senvion service agreement Siemens Gamesa has closed this year. The company has successfully taken over Senvion fleets in most geographies including Europe, North America, Australia and South America, bringing the global total to approximately 1.3 GW outside the original Senvion acquisition scope.

Aela Energia is an independent power producer (IPP) of non-conventional renewable energy, with presence in the country since 2013 with a 332 MW wind portfolio distributed along Chilean geogrphy. Aela is a joint venture between Actis (60%), a global fund aimed at investing in developing countries and Mainstream Renewable Power (40%), a global developer of renewable energy projects. The company won the lion’s share of renewable energy tender contracts awarded by the Chilean government in 2015, constructing two wind farms – Sarco (170 MW, Freirina) and Aurora (129 MW, Aurora) with Senvion wind turbines by 2019.

“We were a natural choice for service partner to Aela Energia given our acquisition of Senvion’s intellectual property rights when we acquired its European business earlier this year. But technically too, we showcased the synergies we had achieved by merging the insights and knowledge of Senvion’s fleet with our innovation and service track record. Aela Energia that is one of the leading proponents of clean energy in Chile could not ignore the value we would add to the project,” said David Hickey, Service CEO Americas of Siemens Gamesa.

As part of the full scope service agreement, Siemens Gamesa will provide remote monitoring, supply chain access and specialty tooling, design and engineering support, software updates, and will fully utilize the existing hardware and infrastructure on site to ensure the performance and reliability of the turbines throughout the product lifetime.

“2020 has been a very important year for Aela because we reached a full operational phase of two of our wind projects, Sarco and Aurora, positioning ourselves as one of the largest independent producers of renewable energy in Chile; Siemens Gamesa is key partner in order to achieve operational excellence and continuous improvement approach in our assets” said Jose Luis Muñoz, CEO Aela Energia.

About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

Siemens Gamesa is a global leader in the wind power industry, with a strong presence in all facets of the business: offshore, onshore and services. The company’s advanced digital capabilities enable it to offer one of the broadest product portfolios in the sector as well as industry-leading service solutions, helping to make clean energy more affordable and reliable. With more than 105 GW installed worldwide, Siemens Gamesa manufactures, installs and maintains wind turbines, both onshore and offshore. The company’s orders backlog stands at €31.5 billion. The company is headquartered in Spain and listed on the Spanish stock exchange (trading on the Ibex-35 index).