Siemens secures order from Apex Clean Energy to deliver 64 wind turbines

29 August 2016 (Last Updated August 29th, 2016 18:30)

Siemens has secured an order from Apex Clean Energy to supply and service 64 turbines for the Grant Plains Wind facility in Grant County, Oklahoma.

Siemens has secured an order from Apex Clean Energy to supply and service 64 turbines for the Grant Plains Wind facility in Grant County, Oklahoma.

The 147MW project is expected to be in operation later this year.

Siemens has completed two orders for the company in the last year, one for the Grant Wind facility and the other for the Kay Wind plant. Both of these projects are owned by Southern Company's subsidiary Southern Power.

Siemens' windpower and renewables division onshore Americas CEO Jacob Andersen said: “We are very pleased to receive an additional order from Apex Clean Energy to supply turbines and service in Oklahoma, strengthening the state’s national leadership in wind energy."

"We are very pleased to receive an additional order from Apex Clean Energy to supply turbines and service in Oklahoma."

Apex Clean Energy's president and COO Mark Goodwin said: “Siemens and Apex have established a great working relationship on these three Oklahoma projects and we look forward to seeing Grant Plains cross the finish line this year.”

The facility will feature Siemens’ SWT-2.3-108 turbines, with a rotor diameter of 108m and a hub height of 80m. These are part of the G2 platform of onshore-geared products.

A long-term service and maintenance agreement has also been signed for the turbines. Under this agreement, Siemens will provide remote monitoring and diagnostic services.

The nacelles and hubs were assembled at Siemens' plant in Kansas, while the blades were manufactured at the facility in Fort Madison, Iowa.