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Equis Energy gets 20 turbines for Tolo 1 onshore wind project in Indonesia

It will be commissioned in early 2018.

With the ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind project, Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order in Indonesia for the gearless SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines. The wind power plant developed by Equis Energy will be installed by late 2017. Commissioning is planned for early 2018.

Equis Energy has signed 5-year contracts with Siemens Gamesa for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as operations and maintenance (O&M). The ‘Tolo 1’ wind power plant will be installed in Jeneponto on the south-coast of the central Indonesian island Sulawesi. For the installation work, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is working in consortium with one of the largest Indonesian construction companies PT PP (Persero) Tbk.

The wind project will be connected to the Indonesian energy grid via a local substation and a purpose-built 150 kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The type SWT-3.6-130 direct-drive turbines –each with a rating of 3.6 megawatts and a rotor-diameter of 130 meters –will be installed on steel towers with hub heights of 135 meters.

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