One of the world’s leading wind turbine manufacturers, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, announced on Thursday that it had signed two agreements in the United States to supply wind turbines worth a cumulative 330 megawatts, which will produce enough electricity to supply in excess of 100,000 homes.
Siemens Gamesa announced the two orders on Wednesday, in which it will supply 95 of its G132-3.465 MW (megawatt) wind turbines to two separate developers in the United States. Upon completion, the two wind farms will be the first US wind farms to use Siemens Gamesa’s G132-3.465 MW turbine and will generate enough electricity to provide the equivalent power to over 100,000 homes.
The first project is the 162.9 MW Midway Wind project located in San Patricio County, Texas, and being developed by Apex Clean Energy and which was recently acquired by Sammons Renewable Energy. Expected to reach completion in October, Midway will generate enough electricity for approximately 55,000 homes, and will push the number of Siemens Gamesa wind turbines in Texas to over 2,000, totaling more than 4 GW (gigawatts) across more than 30 projects.
“We are pleased to once again work with Siemens Gamesa and to have found a strong new partner in Sammons Renewable Energy,” said Mark Goodwin, president and CEO of Apex. “We look forward to providing construction management and asset management services for Midway Wind. With the addition of this project, Apex’s asset management portfolio will encompass nearly 1,700 MW of clean energy.”
The second project is to an undisclosed customer and for an undisclosed project, but will boast 48 wind turbines, thus totaling 166.32 MW.
“We are pleased to have been selected for these orders here in the U.S. The G132-3.465 MW wind turbines are a perfectly suited to address the diversity of the wind conditions in the US market,” said José Antonio Miranda, Onshore Americas CEO, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.