Siemens Gamesa signs deal for 242MW Scioto Ridge wind project in Ohio

22 January 2019 (Last Updated January 22nd, 2019 18:20)

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured a contract for the 242MW Scioto Ridge onshore wind project from Innogy Renewables US. 

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured a contract for the 242MW Scioto Ridge onshore wind project from Innogy Renewables US.

Under the contract, Siemens Gamesa will supply 63 SG 3.4-132 and nine SG 2.6-114 wind turbines for the Scioto Ridge project, which will span Ohio’s Hardin and Logan counties.

The contract also covers a ten-year service and maintenance agreement.

Siemens Gamesa’s maintenance programme includes advanced diagnostics and digital capabilities, which have been customised to boost performance and operations to offer low-cost energy.

The project will be commissioned in 2020.

Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy CEO for onshore Americas José Antonio Miranda said: “We are excited to partner with Innogy Renewables on their first wind project in the US Siemens Gamesa has a long-standing relationship with Innogy: we have supplied over 1.2GW of onshore and offshore installations globally.”

“Scioto Ridge will make a big contribution to the achievement of Ohio’s renewables targets.”

SG 3.4-132 components for the project will be provided by Siemens Gamesa’s blade manufacturing facility in Fort Madison, Iowa and nacelle and hub assembly plant in Hutchinson, Kansas.

This product produces an output of 3.465MW and has a rotor diameter of 132m. It is claimed to offer high energy production with low noise emission levels.

Innogy Renewables US CEO Andrew Young said: “Only half a year after the successful acquisition of the more than 2,000MW US onshore pipeline and development team from EverPower and Terra Firma, we have now started executing our first US project. I am glad that we have been able to negotiate the turbine supply contract together with Siemens Gamesa.

“Scioto Ridge will make a big contribution to the achievement of Ohio’s Renewables targets. Once fully operational, our first US onshore wind farm will be capable of supplying the equivalent of more than 60,000 Ohio homes annually with renewable electricity.

So far, Siemens Gamesa has installed more than 18.7GW in capacity throughout the US. In Ohio, Siemens Gamesa has installed 200 wind turbines across two projects, totalling 400MW.