Siemens Gamesa signs wind turbine deal with Southern Power       

Siemens Gamesa wind turbine

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today announced its wind turbine contract with Southern Power.

Siemens Gamesa will supply 48 SG 3.4-132 and 14 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for Southern Power’s latest wind project.

The 198.5-megawatt Reading wind facility is located in Lyon and Osage counties in Kansas, in the U.S.

Siemens Gamesa has agreed for a 20-year service and maintenance program. The program includes advanced diagnostics and digital capabilities, tailored to increase performance and operation predictably to achieve low cost of energy for customers.

“We partner with Southern Power for the Reading Wind project and we are committed to upholding the highest standard of safety, availability and reliability that we are known for providing,” said Darnell Walker, head of Service Americas at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.

Siemens Gamesa said it has provided turbines for more than 150 project sites with an output capacity of more than 18 GW in the U.S.

Siemens Gamesa has installed 484 wind turbines across nine projects in Kansas totalling over 1,000 MW.

Southern Power has previously partnered with Siemens Gamesa on four other wind turbine project installations totalling over 300 turbines, totalling approximately 720 MW installed and under service.

Siemens Gamesa has installed a total of 2,397 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines in U.S. accounting for 5.5 GW of installed capacity across 31 projects.

Siemens Gamesa completed the first SG 3.4-132 wind turbine for the U.S. in August 2018. This product features an output of 3.465 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 132 meters. These turbines are optimized for Class II sites to maximize energy production with low noise emission levels.