Siemens signs 2 GW of service contract for U.S. wind energy

Typenzulassung für die direkt angetriebene D6 Windturbine von Siemens / Type approved: Siemens D6 direct-drive wind turbine

Siemens has signed a long-term agreement with MidAmerican Energy for service and maintenance of 958 SWT-2.3 turbines at 12 wind projects in Iowa.

Globally, this will be the largest combined onshore service agreement to date for Siemens.

Together these 12 wind projects have the capacity to generate more than 2.2 gigawatts (GW), which will be able to provide 665,000 homes with clean energy.

According to the agreement, Siemens will provide 10 years of service and maintenance for eight MidAmerican Energy wind projects currently under operation.

Sandbank erhält neueste Windturbine der Siemens G4-Plattform / Latest wind turbine of Siemens G4 platform for Sandbank

Besides, four more projects are scheduled to become operational very soon.

With nearly 30 percent of Iowa’s electricity generated by wind energy, the continued, reliable energy production coming from this technology is of critical importance to power consumers across the state, said, Randy Zwirn, president, CEO, Siemens Power.

Company will provide service and maintenance solutions to MidAmerican Energy to help ensure the optimal performance of these wind projects in Iowa over the next ten years, added Zwirn.

Sabeena Wahid
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