Siemens wins contract for Carroll wind power plant in US

8 May 2014 (Last Updated May 8th, 2014 18:30)

Siemens has received a contract from Carroll Area Wind Farm, a company of NJR Clean Energy Ventures, to supply wind turbines for the Carroll wind power plant.

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Siemens has received a contract from Carroll Area Wind Farm, a company of NJR Clean Energy Ventures, to supply wind turbines for the Carroll wind power plant.

The contract also includes a service and maintenance agreement.

To be located in western Iowa near the city of Carroll, the power plant will consist of nine 2.3MW geared wind turbines.

Siemens will supply its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for the plant. Installation of turbines will begin in October 2014 and commissioning is expected in early 2015.

The company claims that the SWT-2.3-108 turbine features enhanced reliability and productivity in low to moderate wind speeds. With 108m rotors, the turbines provide optimized power output for the site-specific wind conditions in western Iowa.

Siemens will manufacture the major wind turbine components at its production facilities in the US.

"The company claims that the SWT-2.3-108 turbine features enhanced reliability and productivity in low to moderate wind speeds."

Siemens Energy's Wind Power Onshore Americas business CEO Mark Albenze said the company looks forward to working with NJR Clean Energy Ventures on this project in Iowa.

"All of the blades will be manufactured at our nearby Fort Madison, Iowa, facility, and all nacelles and hubs for this project will be assembled at our factory in Hutchinson, Kansas," Albenze said

"This order is further evidence that the federal production tax credit continues to boost new economic investment in the US and encourages development of proven renewable energy projects."


Image: Carroll wind power plant will consist of nine SWT-2.3-108. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.

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