Pakistan soon to observe eight new wind farms to overcome the electricity supply in the country. The windmills will be supplied by the global leader Siemens Gamesa.
Pakistan is aggressively building out electricity generating capacity, overcoming power blackouts. Partnering with Siemens Gamesa will supply, install, and commission a total of 205 units 2.X turbines for eight projects with a combined capacity of 410 MW.
Two of the eight projects are already under construction, with commissioning expected in November 2020 and February 2021 respectively.
With the completion of the project by the end of 2021, these eight wind farms will generate enough electricity to cover the annual need of up to 600,000 local households with clean and affordable electricity. The supply will also upgrade the life of up to 40 million residents who currently have no access to electricity supply.
Enrique Pedrosa, Chief Regions Officer of Siemens Gamesa’s Onshore business unit told media, “As a global pioneer of wind solutions, Siemens Gamesa has a track record of bringing innovative technologies to developing markets across the globe. We’re pleased with the impact and partnership we have been able to make in Pakistan,”
“Renewables are at the center of the global energy transition and will play an essential role in economic recovery post-COVID19. We’re well-positioned and committed to bringing more sustainable and affordable clean energy for generations to come in Pakistan,” he added.
Siemens Gamesa has been expanding its operations in the Asia Pacific region since the 1980s. The company has successfully installed turbines in China, Pakistan, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Australia, and New Zealand. This new setup in Pakistan will not only help the country but the global leader as well to help spread the awareness of clean energy.