Siemens has received a contract to supply turbines for the 100MW Hornsdale 2 wind farm in southern Australia.

Under the contract, the company will install and commission 32 SWT-3.2-113 direct drive wind turbines, each with 3.2MW capacity, for the second phase of the Hornsdale wind farm project near Jamestown.

The company will also provide maintenance services within the framework of a long-term contract.

Earlier, Siemens delivered turbines for the 270MW Hornsdale Stage 1 wind farm project as part of a contract signed in August 2015.

Neoen Australia is the customer for both wind power plants.

The turbine installation for the Hornsdale 2 wind farm is planned to commence in December. The project is scheduled to enter service by 2017.

Neoen Global CEO Xavier Barbaro said: "Hornsdale Stage 2 is another great example of the global strength of France and Germany working together to provide clean energy for 70,000 Australian homes and new employment, training and investment opportunities in South Australia and the ACT.

"With almost 40% of the country's clean energy produced by wind farms, Australia's renewable energy footprint is increasing in size and global relevance – making it a great place to invest and do business."

The Hornsdale Stage 2 project is expected to contribute to the Australian Capital Territory's (ACT) 100% renewable energy target by the end of the decade.

Siemens said that the plant will achieve a record low price of A$ 77 ($58) per MWh, which compares to EUR 0.061/kWh for the first stage.

Image: Siemens will supply SWT-3.2-113 direct drive wind turbines for the Hornsdale Stage 2 project in Australia. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.