BY PCC STAFF
ORLANDO – Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been selected by ENGIE North America Inc. to supply turbines for the Live Oak Wind Power Project. The company will supply 76 of its SWT-2.625-120 wind turbines, totaling nearly 200 MW. The project will be located in Schleicher County, near San Angelo, Texas. The deal also includes a 10-year long-term service and maintenance agreement. This contract was signed in March in 2018.
The turbines for this project are expected for delivery in July 2018. The Live Oak Wind Project is targeted for commercial operation by year-end. The blades will be manufactured at the company’s Fort Madison, Iowa facility, and the nacelles and hubs will be assembled at the Hutchinson, Kansas facility.
“The Live Oak Wind Project demonstrates the continued competitiveness of wind power in the energy mix and its contribution to the local economy,” said José Antonio Miranda, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, CEO Onshore Americas. “The Siemens Gamesa team takes an immense amount of pride seeing our commitment to continuous innovation and cost optimization come to life.”
In Texas, Siemens Gamesa has over 2,000 wind turbines installed, totaling more than 4 GW of installed capacity. In total, the company has provided turbines for more than 150 project sites with an output capacity of more than 18 GW in the U.S. and has a strong footprint consisting of manufacturing, service and offices.