Published on October 31st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill0
Siemens Gamesa To Supply Wind Turbines Worth 780 Megawatts To Five US Projects
October 31st, 2017 by Joshua S Hill
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced on Tuesday that it would supply over 300 wind turbines worth 780 megawatts to five separate US wind projects.
The company will supply a total of 310 wind turbines of different types to five separate as-yet unnamed wind energy projects across the United States whose contracts were signed during the third quarter of 2017. In total, Siemens Gamesa will supply 92 units of its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbine, 144 units of the SWT-2.625-120 wind turbine, and 74 units of the G126-2.625 MW turbine, which together will generate enough clean electricity for nearly 240,000 US homes.
“I’m very pleased that Siemens Gamesa was selected for these five major orders in the US. These orders demonstrate the confidence that our customers have in our combined product offerings,” said Ricardo Chocarro, CEO, Onshore, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “With our strong product portfolio we are able to provide competitive products meeting our customers’ specific needs in North America, a market that is critical to the success of this company.”
Much of the manufacturing for the US projects will be kept within the United States, with the nacelles and hubs for the SWT-2.3-108 and SWT-2.625-120 assembled at the SGRE factory in Hutchinson, Kansas, and the majority of the blades for the five projects will be manufactured at the company’s blade facility in Ford Madison, Iowa — with the excess being sourced through the company’s North America manufacturing network.