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Siemens Gamesa receives orders totalling 330MW in US

CTBR Staff Writer Published 19 January 2018

Spanish wind turbine-maker Siemens Games has received orders for two wind farms totalling 330MW in the US.

As per the orders, the company will be supplying a total of 97 of its G132-3.465 MW wind turbines to Apex Clean Energy, which was recently acquired by Sammons Renewable Energy, and to an undisclosed customer.

For Apex Clean Energy, the company will supply 47 of the turbines for the Midway wind project and for the undisclosed customer, it will supply the remaining 48 units.

According to Siemens Gamesa, this is the first time that the company has received orders for its G132-3.465 MW turbines in the US. The G132-3.465 MW wind turbine features an output of 3.465 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 132 meters.

The first wind farm, Midway Wind project will be located in San Patricio County in Texas. Siemens Gamesa has also secured a 10 year full scope service and maintenance agreement, and the wind farm is slated to be completed later this year.

Once installed and commissioned, the the Midway project is expected increase Siemens Gamesa's presence in the state of Texas to more than 2,000 wind turbines. 

Apex president and CEO Mark Goodwin said: “We are pleased to once again work with Siemens Gamesa and to have found a strong new partner in Sammons Renewable Energy.

“We look forward to providing construction management and asset management services for Midway Wind. With the addition of this project, Apex's asset management portfolio will encompass nearly 1,700MW of clean energy.”

The second project with the undisclosed customer is scheduled for commissioning in next year.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Onshore Americas CEO José Antonio Miranda said: “We are pleased to have been selected for these orders here in the US. The G132-3.465MW wind turbines are a perfectly suited to address the diversity of the wind conditions in the US market.”


Image: Siemens Gamesa receives first order in the US for its G132-3.465MW turbines. Photo: Courtesy of Marlene Ortega Battifora/FreeImages.com.