Siemens Energy has been awarded an order for 130 wind turbines each rated at 2.3 megawatts (MW) for two wind farms in the U.S. Siemens will supply 72 wind turbines for the Windy Point wind farm and 58 for the Windy Flats wind farm near Goldendale, Washington. Purchaser is Cascade Wind Acquisition, LLC, an affiliate of Cannon Power Corp., the San Diego-based wind project developer. With an installed capacity of nearly 300 MW, the turbines have the potential to provide clean power to approximately 90,000 households in the Pacific Northwest.
The Siemens scope of supply includes delivery, installation and commissioning of the 130 SWT-2.3-93 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.3 MW each. Commissioning is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2008 and continue through August 2009. In addition to installing and commissioning the wind turbines Siemens will also provide service and maintenance for two years.
With more than 2000 MW of wind power capacity installed in the U.S., Siemens is one of the top three suppliers to the world’s largest wind energy market. "The Siemens wind farms produce clean and reliable power to help satisfy the growing energy demand in the U.S.,” stated Andreas Nauen, head of Siemens wind business. “Our goal is to make the supply of energy sustainable. To achieve this, Siemens is increasing the efficiency of conventional power plants and is expanding the use of renewable energy," added Nauen.