Siemens Energy opens wind service distribution center in Oklahoma

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Siemens Energy opens wind service distribution center in Oklahoma

Greentech Lead America: Siemens Energy has opened a new
wind service distribution center in Woodward, Oklahoma. The new facility will
help Siemens provide increased efficiency to its wind power customers
throughout the region.

Siemens said the Woodward facility will ensure reduced
delivery times and greater parts availability. The company’s strategy is to
focus on providing superior service to its wind power customers in the U.S.

Siemens’ Woodward wind service center will store and
distribute main components and spare parts, including wind turbine blades,
drive assemblies and generators, as well as tooling operations. 

Over the next five years, Siemens expects to create up to
40 green-collar jobs at the facility.

“The production of energy is an important part of
Oklahoma’s economy which is why I have introduced the state’s first comprehensive
energy plan which promotes traditional energy production while complementing
its use with renewable sources of energy like wind power. As governor, my top
priority is to create a business environment conducive to job creation and
investment and today’s announcement is a great sign we are meeting that goal,”
said Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin.

The wind projects of Siemens across the state of Oklahoma
include the OU Spirit wind project, CPV’s 151.8 MW Keenan II wind farm and
OG&E’s Crossroads wind farm. In addition to the projects in Oklahoma, the
Siemens Energy Wind Service Center in Woodward will serve projects throughout
the region and across the U.S.

Siemens has installed wind turbines with a combined
capacity of more than 5,700 MW in the U.S. There are more than 3,800
Siemens wind turbines installed or on order in North America. The company
estimates that it will create 1,500 jobs over the course of the next two years.

Siemens Energy
recently received an onshore wind order from MidAmerican Energy Company for its
407.1 MW wind project expansion.

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