Siemens Energy has secured a contract from Portland General Electric Company to supply wind turbines for the 267MW Tucannon River wind power plant in the US.
According to the deal, Siemens will provide 116 units of its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, which have a capacity of 2.3MW and a rotor diameter of 108m.
The contract covers delivery as well as installation of the wind turbines and a five-year service and maintenance deal.
Installation of the wind turbines is planned to start in 2014, while the project is expected to be completed in 2015.
Situated in Columbia County, Washington, the power plant is anticipated to generate enough power to serve approximately 84,000 homes in the region.
The project, formerly known as Lower Snake River Phase II, is situated near Lower Snake River Phase I, a 343MW wind power plant, which was completed in 2012 and also features Siemens wind turbines.
Siemens will assemble the 116 nacelles and hubs for the Tucannon River project at its nacelle assembly facility in Hutchinson, Kansas.
The 348 blades will be manufactured at the company’s plant in Fort Madison, Iowa.
Siemens Energy Wind Power Americas business CEO Mark Albenze said Portland General’s contract is an important step in expanding the company’s position in the US wind market.
"We will be delivering all of the blades, nacelles and hubs from our facilities in Iowa and Kansas," Albenze said.
Image: Siemens will provide 116 units of its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for the 267MW Tucannon River wind power plant. Photo: courtesy of Siemens.