One manufacturer of wind turbines has received its largest onshore wind turbine order to date. Siemens will provide 258 SWT-2.3, 101 units, which will be installed at three MidAmerican Energy Company wind projects in Iowa for a combined capacity of 593 MW.
The scope of the MidAmerican Energy order includes the supply and commissioning of the turbines with a rotor dia. of 101m, as well as a service, maintenance, and warranty agreement for the Laurel, Rolling Hills and Pomeroy wind projects in Iowa. The turbines will be produced in factories in Fort Madison, Iowa, and in Hutchinson, Kansas.Delivery and commissioning of the turbines is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2011 and be completed by early 2012. Siemens and MidAmerican Energy first partnered on a wind power project in 2008 when Siemens delivered 76 of its 2.3-MW wind turbines for the Adair project in Iowa. In addition to the wind turbine order, Siemens signed a long-term service contract with MidAmerican Energy for its natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle Greater Des Moines Energy Center.
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