Siemens Energy has received orders for the turnkey construction of 15 photovoltaic plants with a combined capacity of 25MWp, to be located in several sites in Italy as well as in the overseas departments of France of Martinique and Guadeloupe.
The six plants in Italy will be deployed in the Marche, Lazio, Umbria, and Puglia regions for multiple customers. After commissioning this summer, the combined rating of 16.7MWp will provide power to approximately 6700 households.
The financial value of the contracts has not been disclosed.
Siemens will also act as general contractor on nine plants in Martinique and Guadeloupe, along with the customer, Sun Development, a company specialized in PV plants development and operation. The plants are scheduled to go online in late 2011. The combined capacity of 8MWp will be sufficient to provide up to 3200 households on the islands with clean power.
As the EPC contractor, Siemens is responsible for the turnkey construction, engineering, and project management of the power plants. The scope of supply includes inverters and medium-voltage equipment as well as monitoring and control systems.
For the solar power plants in Martinique and Guadeloupe, Siemens will also provide service and maintenance.
“Siemens will assume responsibility for customized planning, engineering, delivery and installation of all the necessary components,” said Martin Schulz, VP photovoltaics of the Siemens renewable energy division. “These orders demonstrate that we're the right partner for complete projects and are able to erect the PV plants within a short time.”