German multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate Siemens has secured its first wind project contract in Philippines for the Caparispisan project, which has a capacity of 81MW and is located in Illocos Norte.

The contract was placed by Northern Luzon UPC Asia Corporation, AC Energy Holdings and Philippine Investment Alliance for Infrastructure comprised of Government Service Insurance System, APG and Macquarie Infrastructure Holdings (Philippines).

As per terms of the agreement, Siemens Energy will supply and install 27 direct drive wind turbines of the type SWT-3.0-101, besides providing services for a period of five years.

Each of the wind turbines comprise a rotor diameter of 101 meters and has a capacity of 3MW.

Commenting on the agreement, Siemens Wind Power Asia Pacific CEO Kay Weber said that the company is delighted to expand its renewable portfolio with its first wind energy contract in Philippines.

"Our SWT-3.0 direct drive wind turbine will provide our customers high quality and profitability with innovation, which will prove that Siemens is a partner they can trust," added Weber.

Siemens has scheduled the installation and commissioning of the turbines in 2014.