Siemens has secured the contract to build and operate the 60MW Tolo wind farm in Indonesia.

The German manufacturer will install 20 wind turbines at Jeneponto in South Sulawesi for developer Equis and state-owned utility PT PLN.

Construction is set to start this year and commissioning is expected in 2018, Equis said.

The Singapore-based company plans to invest more than $500m in other renewable energy projects in Indonesia over the next two years.

“Indonesia is set for a period of rapid, sustained growth in energy  demand, and the Indonesian government has set sensible targets for renewable energy to satisfy a large  share of this demand," Equis chief executive David Russell said.

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