Order for 116 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for onshore project ---- Nacelles, hubs and blades to be supplied by Siemens' U.S. factories
Siemens Energy has been awarded a major order from Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR), a fully integrated public utility in Oregon, for 116 units of its SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines. Each turbine has a capacity of 2.3 megawatts (MW) and a rotor diameter of 108 meters. The 267-MW Tucannon River Wind Power Plant will be located in Columbia County, Washington. The scope of supply includes the delivery and installation of the 116 wind turbines as well as a five-year service and maintenance agreement. Installation of the wind turbines is scheduled to begin in 2014. When the project is completed in 2015, it is expected to generate enough power to serve approximately 84,000 households.
"We are excited to support PGE with their continued expansion of clean, renewable energy," said Mark Albenze, CEO of Siemens Energy's Wind Power Americas busi-ness. "This order is also an important step in strengthening our position in the U.S. wind market. We will be delivering all of the blades, nacelles and hubs from our facil-ities in Iowa and Kansas."
The project was formerly known as Lower Snake River Phase II. It is located adja-cent to Lower Snake River Phase I, a 343-MW wind power plant completed in 2012 and also featuring Siemens wind turbines. Siemens will be assembling the 116 na-celles and hubs at its nacelle assembly facility in Hutchinson, Kansas, which also supplied the nacelles for the Lower Snake River Phase I project when the assembly facility was opened in 2010. The 348 blades for the Tucannon River project will be manufactured at the Company's plant in Fort Madison, Iowa.
Wind power is part of Siemens' Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2012, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about €33 billion, making Siemens one of the world's largest suppliers of ecofriendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 330 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.