Siemens to supply turbines for 151-MW wind farm in Oklahoma

Siemens

German multinational Siemens will supply 66 wind turbines, support their installation, and undertake long-term service for a project of Apex Clean Energy.

The turbines are to be installed at Grant Wind project in Grant County, Oklahoma.

Siemens will be supplying its SWT-2.3-108 units which feature 53-meter blades. The turbines are part of the company’s G2 platform of onshore geared products with rotor diameters optimized for all wind conditions.

The 151-MW project is expected to create adequate clean energy to power about 50,000 average US homes.

Siemens will begin installation of the turbines in October, and expects to start operations in the middle of next year. Siemens Financial Services is financing construction of the project with $50 million.

Apex Clean Energy

Earlier this year, Siemens had announced that it will provide turbines, service and financing for Apex Clean Energy’s Kay Wind project in Kay County, Oklahoma.

The long-term service and maintenance agreement includes remote monitoring and diagnostic services which help bolster the performance of the turbines during their lifetime.

Also Siemens will be supplying the project’s main step up transformer, the company stated.

Earlier this year, Siemens had announced that it would provide turbines, service and financing for Apex Clean Energy’s Kay Wind project in Kay County, Oklahoma.

Ajith Kumar S

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