Gamesa has entered into a turbine-supply agreement with PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi, a joint venture owned by UPC Renewables, PT Binatek, and AC Energy Holdings. The contract is for 75 MW for the first wind farm ever to be commissioned in Indonesia, a high-potential wind market.
This order also constitutes a sales and product milestone for Gamesa because it marks the first time its G114-2.5 MW model will be installed in Asia-Pacific. These turbines will reach up to 2.625 MW under certain technical conditions.
With optimized models for medium and low-wind speed locations, Gamesa’s 2.5-MW turbine’s higher nominal capacity can deliver higher outputs at a lower cost of energy.
Specifically, Gamesa will commission 30 of these turbines at the Sidrap wind farm, located on the island of Sulawesi. The machines are slated for delivery during the third quarter of this year and the project is due to be commissioned in the first quarter of 2018.
This project is part of the Indonesian government program to reach 35 GW by 2019, combining traditional and renewable sources. Longer term, Indonesia’s goal is to have 23% of output generated from renewable sources by 2025.