Siemens receives order for 48-MW Alexander wind project in Kansas
Siemens announces that it will supply 21 wind turbines to NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NJR), for the 48-megawatt Alexander wind project, located in Rush, Kansas. A service and maintenance agreement was also signed to help ensure the turbines operate at optimal levels. NJRCEV is responsible for constructing, owning and operating the wind farm. The Alexander wind project is expected to be in operation in the fall of 2015.
The onshore wind power plant, located 120 miles northwest of Wichita, will produce energy for customers through PPAs. The project's 21 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines are part of Siemens G2 platform of onshore geared products – the bestselling wind turbine of Siemens installed portfolio in the Americas with rotor diameters optimized for all wind conditions. The G2 platform features highly-engineered, designed and manufactured components, exceptional reliability, intelligence and low operational costs for an optimized return on investment.
The nacelles for this project will be assembled at the Siemens nearby facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, and the blades will be manufactured at the Siemens blade facility in Fort Madison, Iowa. “This order reinforces our commitment to local manufacturing in North America supporting our customers and the entire region. This project has a special meaning, as the Alexander wind farm is just up the road from our nacelle assembly plant,” says Thomas Richterich, CEO Onshore, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division.
Siemens recently hit the 10-GW installed capacity milestone in the Americas, with its 5,600 installed wind turbines in Canada, the U.S. and South America. Nearly 5,000 wind turbines are installed in the U.S., and are capable of producing clean, renewable power for more than 2.5 million households every day.
For further information on Division Wind Power and Renewables, please see: www.siemens.com/wind
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 357,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com
Reference Number: PR2015010095WPEN
Mr. Bernd Eilitz
Wind Power and Renewables Division
Tel: +49 (40) 2889-8842
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