FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Siemens-Gamesa wind blade production facility has another large order for windblades.
On Tuesday company officials announced that the firm will be building 72 wind turbines for a windfarm in Hardin and Logan counties in Ohio that is expected to be online in late 2020. The Fort Madison location has been tapped to build the blades for the turbines.
Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy was awarded the 242 MW Scioto Ridge onshore wind project by Innogy Renewables US LLC, a subsidiary of German-based energy company innogy SE.
The contract volume includes the supply of 63 SG 3.4-132 and nine SG 2.6-114 wind turbines for the Scioto Ridge project in Ohio. The order also features a 10-year service and maintenance agreement, and advanced diagnostics and digital capabilities, tailored to increase performance and operation predictably to achieve low cost of energy for customers.
“We are excited to partner with Innogy Renewables on their first wind project in the U.S. Siemens Gamesa has a long-standing relationship with innogy. We have supplied over 1.2 GW of onshore and offshore installations globally,” said José Antonio Miranda, CEO of Onshore Americas at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
The company’s blade manufacturing facility in Fort Madison, Iowa and nacelle and hub assembly facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, will provide SG 3.4-132 components for the project. This product features an output of 3.465 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 132 meters, and guarantees high energy production with low noise emission levels.
“Only half a year after the successful acquisition of the more than 2,000 megawatt U.S. onshore pipeline and development team from EverPower and Terra Firma, we have now started executing our first U.S. project. I am glad that we have been able to negotiate the turbine supply contract together with Siemens Gamesa. Scioto Ridge will make a big contribution to the achievement of Ohio’s Renewables targets. Once fully operational, our first US onshore wind farm will be capable of supplying the equivalent of more than 60,000 Ohio homes annually with renewable electricity,” said Andrew Young, CEO of Innogy Renewables US LLC.
In total, Siemens Gamesa has installed more than 18.7 GW in the U.S. and has a strong U.S. footprint consisting of manufacturing, service and offices. In Ohio, Siemens Gamesa has installed 200 wind turbines across two projects totaling over 400 MW.