Siemens has received a contract from NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), a subsidiary of New Jersey Resources (NJR), to deliver 21 wind turbines for the 48MW Alexander wind project, which is located in Rush, Kansas, the US.

In addition to this, a service and maintenance agreement was signed as per which Siemens would ensure that the turbines operate at optimal levels.

The Alexander wind project is expected to be operational in the fall of 2015. Power generated from wind power plant will be sold through PPAs.

Siemens will supply 21 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, which are part of its G2 platform of onshore geared products.

These turbines are claimed to have rotor diameters optimised for all wind conditions.

The G2 platform comes with highly engineered, designed, and manufactured components, and offers reliability, intelligence, and low operational costs for an optimised return on investment, claims Siemens.

"This order reinforces Siemens’ commitment to local manufacturing in North America, supporting our customers and the entire region."

The firm will assemble nacelles for this project at its Hutchinson facility in Kansas, while the blades will be manufactured at its blade facility in Fort Madison, Iowa.

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division CEO Onshore Thomas Richterich said: "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."

Recently, Siemens hit the 10GW installed capacity milestone in the Americas, with the installation of 5,600 wind turbines in Canada, the US, and South America.

Approximately 5,000 wind turbines have been installed in the US, which are capable of generating renewable power for more than 2.5 million households every day.

Image: Siemens to supply and service 21 G2 platform onshore wind turbines. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.