Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Siemens has received its largest onshore wind turbine order to date, for 258 of its SWT-2.3-101 units, which will be installed at three MidAmerican Energy Company wind projects in Iowa for a combined capacity of 593 megawatts.
Siemens said the turbines will be built at its plants in Hutchinson and Fort Madison, Iowa, and will produce enough energy to power 190,000 households.
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-megawatt wind turbines with a rotor diameter of 93 meters for the Adair project in Iowa.