Germany-based Siemens Energy has secured a wind turbine supply and installation contract, totaling 228MW from Vattenfall for its onshore wind farm in Wales, UK.

As per the agreed terms, the company will supply 76 units of SWT 3.0 direct drive wind turbines for the Pen y Cymoedd wind power project.

In addition, Siemens will provide the service and availability contract for the maintenance of the wind farm for five years, following the commencement of operations at the plant.

The wind farm, which is expected to become operational by the end of 2016, will generate clean electricity enough to power around 140,000 UK households.

Vattenfall UK Onshore Wind Development director Piers Guy said the company contracts with main suppliers that are committed to working with the local supply chain for installation, operations and maintenance, in addition to the contract signed.

Siemens Wind Power EMEA region CEO Jan Kjaersgaard said, "The Pen y Cymoedd project is of special significance to us not only on account of its magnitude.

"The project will contribute to the Welsh Government’s renewable goals."