Siemens wins turbine delivery order for Kay Wind project in Oklahoma, US

31 March 2015 (Last Updated March 31st, 2015 18:30)

Siemens has received a wind turbine delivery and service order from Apex Clean Energy for the 299MW Kay Wind project in Kay County, Oklahoma, US.

Siemens Kay Wind

Siemens has received a wind turbine delivery and service order from Apex Clean Energy for the 299MW Kay Wind project in Kay County, Oklahoma, US.

Under the terms of the contract, the German firm will supply and support installation for 130 of its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines at the facility, which is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2015.

Siemens has also signed a long-term service and maintenance agreement for the facility, which includes provision for remote monitoring and diagnostic services.

The project will be acquired by Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power after it is completed.

Apex will remain as the asset manager for the project, even after acquisition.

Once operational, the facility is expected to generate enough renewable power for around 100,000 average households annually in the US.

"Siemens has also signed a long-term service and maintenance agreement for the facility, which includes provision for remote monitoring and diagnostic services."

Apex president Mark Goodwin said: "Apex is pleased to be working with Siemens to bring the benefits of affordable, renewable energy to Oklahoma and Kansas.

"This project will help boost the Kay County economy and support local schools, while helping to reduce rates for energy consumers in the Southwest Power Pool) system SPP."

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division Onshore CEO Thomas Richterich said: "We are proud to work with our customer Apex Clean Energy on this project, which gives us the chance to strengthen our position in the US wind market."

Siemens will manufacture 53m blades for wind turbines at its facility in Fort Madison, Iowa, US, while the nacelles for the project will be put together at the Hutchinson, Kansas facility.

Around $80m is expected to come as the project’s construction financing from Siemens’ Financial Services (SFS) division.

Image: Apex Clean Energy has ordered Siemens SWT-2.3-108 turbines for Kay Wind project in Oklahoma, US. Photo: courtesy of Siemens AG.