Siemens Gamesa has secured an order from Equis Energy to supply 20 gearless SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines for the Tolo 1 onshore wind project in Indonesia.

The wind power plant, developed by Equis Energy, will be installed in Jeneponto on the south coast of Sulawesi, the central Indonesian island, by late 2017.

The Tolo 1 onshore wind farm is expected to start its operations by early 2018.

Equis Energy has signed five-year contracts with Siemens Gamesa for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operations and maintenance (O&M) of the wind project.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has joined forces with Persero, an Indonesian construction firm, for the installation work of the project. 

Through a local substation and a purpose-built 150 kV transmission line, the wind farm will be connected to the Indonesian energy grid.

The SWT-3.6-130 direct-drive turbines having a potential of 3.6 MW and a rotor with 130 meters diameter will be mounted on steel towers with hub heights of 135 metres.

Tolo 1 is the second order for Siemens Gamesa in Indonesia after the 75MW Sidrap wind farm.

In the Asia Pacific region, Siemens Gamesa has installed over 9GW across Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, China, India, Australia and New Zealand markets.

 Equis Energy CEO David Russell said: “Indonesia is set for a period of rapid, sustained growth in energy demand. Equis is committed to leveraging our experience and expertise in Indonesia to support these government initiatives and local community development.”

Siemens Gamesa Onshore business unit Asia Pacific region head Alvaro Bilbao Moran said: “Equis Energy is an important and very dynamic player in the Indonesian energy market. With a number of innovative renewable energy projects in Indonesia, Equis Energy is really a great contributor to the country’s climate protection.”