November 7 (Renewables Now) - German industrial major Siemens (ETR:SIE) said today it has won an order for the turnkey electrical equipment and installation of two solar power plants in Brazil and Pakistan totalling 140 MW.
Turkish company Zorlu Enerji Holding has contracted Siemens and its partner Wind & Sun Technologies SL (WSTECH) to provide transformers and medium voltage switchgear (RMUs) along with 5-MW solar inverters for the 100-MW photovoltaic (PV) project in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. Siemens will install the components and hook the solar farm to the local power grid.
A similar deal was signed with Quebec Engenharia, which is developing a 38-MW solar project in northeastern Brazil. Siemens is supplying seven 4.36-MW inverter stations for this project.
Both plants are seen to go online in early 2018. The facility in Pakistan is expected to be expanded to 300 MW in the future.
Siemens notes that its existing collaboration with solar inverter manufacturer SMA Solar Technology AG will end on December 31, 2017.